Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Colorado Buffaloes 9-7-2023

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Colorado Buffaloes 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Odds, Tips, and Analysis

Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-1) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (1-0)

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Colorado Buffaloes 9/9/23The college football season continues its early drama with a showdown between the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are 0-1, and the Colorado Buffaloes, sitting at 1-0. Scheduled for September 9, 2023, at 12:00 PM ET, the game will unfold at the storied Folsom Field and will be televised on FOX.


Quarterback Jeff Sims had a challenging outing during Nebraska’s opening game. Although he managed 114 passing yards and even threw a touchdown, he was hindered by 3 costly interceptions. Interestingly, Sims also served as the team’s primary running back, accumulating 91 yards on 19 carries. Although his average of 4.8 yards per carry wasn’t electrifying, it was sufficient to make him a dual-threat quarterback to watch. As for the receiving department, Alex Bullock made his presence felt with 56 receiving yards on 3 receptions, including a long of 34 yards and a touchdown. Bullock’s 18.7 yards per reception suggest that he can be a big-play threat if he and Sims can build more chemistry.


Shedeur Sanders Shines: Colorado’s Impressive Offensive Display


Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders had a remarkable performance in their first game. He threw for an impressive 510 yards, boasting an exceptional completion percentage of 80.9%. What’s even more remarkable is his four passing touchdowns and the complete absence of interceptions. On the rushing front, running back Sy’veon Wilkerson may have had a quieter game with 45 rushing yards, but his 3.5-yard average and a rushing touchdown highlight the team’s balanced offensive approach. The Buffaloes’ receiver, Xavier Weaver, also showcased his skills with 118 receiving yards on just six receptions, averaging an impressive 19.7 yards per catch, although he couldn’t quite find the end zone. Check out our free expert college picks for more insights.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Colorado Buffaloes Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Folsom Field
Stream: SofaScore

Jeff Sims QB vs. Shedeur Sanders QB

Comparing the quarterbacks, Nebraska’s Jeff Sims has shown potential, particularly with his ability to run. However, his passing game, marred by a 57.9% completion rate and 3 interceptions, suggests room for improvement. A passer rating of 94.1 further amplifies these concerns.


Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders, on the other hand, has set a high bar with a passer rating of 200.1, no interceptions, and an impressive average of 10.9 yards per passing attempt. With such statistics, Sanders has a clear edge going into this matchup, making him a critical element in the game’s outcome.


Odds/Point Spread: Colorado Buffaloes -155, Total Odds: 52

Analyzing the odds, my picks are leaning towards the Colorado Buffaloes for several reasons. The Buffaloes have a stronger Moneyline at -155, suggesting higher confidence in their win, particularly given the powerful performance by quarterback Shedeur Sanders. I would also choose the Colorado Buffaloes on the Spread of -3 at -114, as Nebraska has struggled particularly in away games and against Colorado. Finally, considering the Total, the Under 57.5 at -110 seems a safe pick given that both teams have demonstrated low-scoring tendencies in recent games.


Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends

Nebraska has been grappling with form recently, with a record of 4-1 ATS in their last five games, and a dismal 1-5 ATS when facing Colorado. Their straight-up record stands at 1-6 in their last seven games. Although they have often participated in low-scoring games—with the total going UNDER in 5 of the last 6—the total tends to go OVER when they play on the road against Colorado. This adds a layer of unpredictability to the game’s outcome. 


Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends

Colorado’s record hasn’t been shining either. They are 1-4 ATS in their last five games and 1-6 straight-up in their last seven games. However, they have a knack for high-scoring games, with the total going OVER in 6 of their last 7 games. These stats indicate that while Colorado has had its struggles, they are more proficient in racking up points, especially when playing against Nebraska.


Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Colorado Buffaloes 9/9/23 Betting Picks

Based on the current form and key player analysis, it’s reasonable to favor Colorado, particularly due to the outstanding form of their quarterback, Shedeur Sanders. For the spread, Colorado -3 at -114 seems like the safest bet, considering Nebraska’s difficulties, especially on the road. The UNDER 57.5 at -110 also seems like a good pick given both teams’ recent trends. Both teams have shown vulnerabilities, but Colorado’s home advantage and superior quarterback play should see them through in a game that is likely to be lower-scoring than the trends might suggest. Don’t forget to check out our free latest sports picks for more insights.

Free Pick and Prediction: Colorado Buffaloes will win 31-21.


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