Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars 10/19/2019 NCAAF Expert Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars 10/19/2019- The Colorado Buffaloes will try to address their sagging record, taking on the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. Colorado (3-3 overall, 1-2 PAC-12) looks to get back into the win column after losing to the Oregon Ducks 3-45 and the Arizona Wildcats 30-35. Washington State has also been struggling lately as the Cougars dropped their last three games and fell to a 3-3 overall record (0-3 in PAC-12). Online bettors should expect a fierce battle between thews two win-hungry squads at this crucial juncture of the season.
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars 10/19/2019
Colorado opened its season on a strong note, salvaging victories against CSU 52-31 and then No.25 ranked Nebraska 34-31. After dropping a close game to Air Force 30-23, the Buffaloes responded with a huge win over No.24 ranked Arizona State 34-31. Everything looked good for Colorado until they suffered back-to-back setbacks at the hands of Arizona and Oregon. Quarterback Steven Montez went 19-of-34 for 131 yards, but threw four interceptions, while running back Alex Fontenot ran for 71 yards on 5 skins in their recent loss.
Players to watch: Steven Montez QB (137 CMP, 210 ATT, 1,594 YDS, 65.2 CMP%, 7.6 AVG, 96 LNG, 10 TD, 6 INT), Alex Fontenot RB (103 ATT, 463 YDS, 4.5 AVG, 32 LNG, 4 TD), Jaren Mangham RB (59 ATT, 239 YDS, 4.1 AVG, 19 LNG, 3 TD), Tony Brown WR (34 REC, 458 YDS, 13.5 AVG, 49 LNG, 4 TD), K.D. Nixon WR (18 REC, 302 YDS, 16.8 AVG, 96 LNG, 1 TD).
Washington State Cougars
After winning their first three games, the Washington State Cougars lost their next three outings, including close losses to UCLA 67-63 and No.18 ranked Arizona State 38-34. Against the Sun Devils, quarterback Anthony Gordon threw for 466 yards on a 44-of-64 passing clip with three passing touchdowns. Max Borghi rushed for 31 yards on 9 carries with one touchdown while Easop Winston Jr recorded 14 receptions for 118 yards.
Players to watch: Anthony Gordon QB (211 CMP, 296 ATT, 2,612 YDS, 71.3 CMP%, 8.8 AVG, 65 LNG, 25 TD, 6 INT), Max Borghi RB (58 ATT, 407 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 56 LNG, 5 TD), Deon McIntosh RB (10 ATT, 70 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 32 LNG, 1 TD), Easop Winston Jr. WR (42 REC, 496 YDS, 11.8 AVG, 39 LNG, 9 TD), K.D. Nixon WR (28 REC, 449 YDS, 16.0 AVG, 48 LNG, 4 TD).
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
Buffaloes is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Washington State Cougars
Washington State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars Betting Picks
ESPN’s Football Power Index put the Washington State Cougars’ winning chance at 80.3 percent, making them the overwhelming favorite over the visiting Buffaloes. Washington’s defense (31.8 points allowed per game) is slightly better than Colorado’s (33.8 points allowed per game), but it will be the Cougars’ passing game that would seal the deal in this match. Most college football betting websites predict Washington State to cruise to a 48-27 win on Saturday.