When the Stanford Cardinals go to Colorado to play the Buffaloes in a Pac-12 matchup on Friday, they will be going for a rare conference victory. Stanford (1-4, 0-3) has now lost seven straight league games and 17 of its previous 18 games following its most recent 42-6 thrashing by Oregon. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have lost their last three meetings with Colorado (4-2, 1-2), who last weekend defeated Arizona State 27-24 to snap an eight-game Pac-12 losing run.
It will go off at 10 p.m. ET at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. According to the most recent Colorado vs. Stanford odds, the Buffaloes are 12.5-point favourites, and the total number of points scored is 59.5. Get college football predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s trusted computer model before making any Stanford vs. Colorado picks.
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Spread for Stanford vs. Colorado: Buffaloes -12.5
Over/under for Colorado vs. Stanford: 59 points
Stanford vs. Colorado betting odds: Cardinals +372, Buffaloes -502
COL: In their last seven conference games, the Buffaloes have gone 1-5-1 against the spread.
STAN: In their last 18 Pac-12 games, the Cardinal have a 2-16 ATS record.
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Colorado’s ability to cover
The Buffaloes want to improve on their performance from last week when they only managed to gain 56 yards on the ground. Nonetheless, they did manage to rush for two touchdowns: quarterback Shedeur Sanders scored on a 16-yard run, and the wide receiver scored on a fourth-and-goal touchdown from one yard out. Colorado ought to be able to cause some damage to Stanford’s defense, which last time out allowed Oregon to pick up 208 running yards.
The team’s two reliable backfield options are sophomore Anthony Hankerson and freshmen Dylan Edwards. Hankerson has carried the ball 48 times for 214 yards, while Edwards has 217 yards on 47 carries to lead the Buffaloes. In addition to his contributions on the ground, Edwards has been a key component of Colorado’s aerial assault, hauling in 20 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns. Choose your team by viewing this.
Stanford’s ability to cover
Ben Yurosek, who leads the Cardinal with 15 catches and 227 receiving yards with one touchdown, will require extra attention from Colorado. The senior is sixth in the country with an average of 15.1 yards per reception and tenth in tight end receiving yards. Yurosek, who only carried the ball three times in 24 games throughout his first three seasons, has also joined Stanford’s ground attack this year, rushing eight times for 42 yards.
Elic Ayomanor, a sophomore wide receiver, has contributed to the Cardinals’ aerial offense by catching 15 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown. Bryce Farrell, a senior receiver, had two rushing touchdowns to lead Stanford despite only having seven catches for 82 yards. E.J. Smith and Casey Filkins, both senior running backs, are both averaging 6.4 yards per rush in 2023, with Casey Filkins leading the team with 197 yards. Choose your team by viewing this.
How to select Colorado to beat Stanford
The teams are expected to score a total of 53 points, according to SportsLine’s model, which leans under the total. The model also indicates that in well over 50% of simulations, one side of the spread hits. Only SportsLine has the model’s selection available.