Are the Buffs a good bet at home vs. Washington?

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As of Thursday evening, Colorado’s home finale against Washington is expected to be about a one-score game — not in favor of the Buffaloes, however.

Even with the chaos surrounding Jimmy Lake’s firing, the 3-7 Buffs are still 6.5-point underdogs against the 4-6 Huskies according to the Tipico Sportsbook. Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory, who has led an impressive Washington D this season, will lead the Huskies into Boulder on Saturday.

Gregory’s defense has allowed the fewest passing yards in the Pac-12 and is a large reason why the Over/Under for Colorado total points scored is 17.5. Three weeks ago, I probably would’ve taken the Under; but with CU averaging over 28 points in its last three games, the Over seems reasonable considering the Buffaloes’ improved run game.

For Washington, it’s Over/Under sits at 24.5. Unfortunately, I am leaning towards the Over here as well. Nate Landman and Mekhi Blackmon are still questionable to play and the Buffaloes’ defense has regressed late in the season.

The combined points Over/Under bet is 43.5 points, which is pretty low for a college football game. I’m still not convinced this will be a defensive battle, but we’ll find out on Saturday.

If you’re forgiving of CU’s second half performance against UCLA, there’s a strong case to make for the Buffs to upset some of these lines. I also expect there will be some added motivation on Senior Day with a chance to spoil Washington’s bowl game chances.

All Betting Lines are Courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook

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