Check out our free Buffaloes vs Golden Gophers pick and preview for NCAAF week 3 game in Minneapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Buffaloes vs Golden Gophers Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 3:30 PM ET and will be televised on ESN2. Minnesota comes into this non-conference contest, as the -27.5 home favorite. The over-under point total is currently set at 46.5.
Buffaloes vs Golden Gophers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Colorado Buffaloes at Minnesota Golden Gophers
- Where: Minneapolis at Huntington Bank Stadium
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- MINNST -27.5, COL +1800 | MINNST -8250 O/U 46.5
The Colorado Buffaloes travel to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 0-2. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Pac-12.
Colorado is coming off a 31 loss to Air Force by a score of 41-10. The Buffaloes entered the game as 17.5 point road underdogs, making this an ATS loss. The two team’s combined to score 51 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 50.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 443 yards, with 435 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 197th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Colorado is ranked 5th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 8 yards through the air.
Offensively, the Buffaloes are the 158th ranked scoring offense, at 11.5 points per-game. Heading into the game, they have an equal amount of rushing and receiving touchdowns at 1 apiece. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 128th in yards per-game at 112.0. On average, they hand the ball off 30.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Buffaloes will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 143.0 yards places them 162nd in the NCAA. So far, they are the 99th ranked team in attempts per contest (31.0).
Golden Gophers Preview:
The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to take on the Colorado Buffaloes in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 2-0. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Big Ten.
In their previous game, the Golden Gophers won by a score of 62-10. The two team’s combined to score 72 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 56.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 194 yards, with 35 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 6th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Minnesota is ranked 4th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 159 yards through the air.
On offense, the Golden Gophers are averaging 50.0 points per-game, good for 9th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 12, while throwing for 1. This season, Colorado has been able to establish the run game, as they are averaging 302.0 yards per-game (3rd), while handing the ball off an average of 54.5 times per-game. So far, the Golden Gophers are the 46th ranked team in pass yards per-game, with an average of 280.0. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 24.0 times per contest, placing them 164th in the NCAA.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Buffaloes have an ATS record of 0-2-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-1-0. Through their last 5 road games, Colorado has an ATS record of just 2-3-0. However, their overall record was 0-5-0 while averaging 15.0 points per game.
In terms of betting, the Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 1-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-1-0. Across their last 5 home contests, Minnesota has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1-0. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1-0, while averaging 29.4 points per game.
Buffaloes vs Golden Gophers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Colorado Buffaloes 27.5
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