NCAA football betting handicappers have been disappointed in Colorado thus far while West Virginia continues to be an inconsistent college football betting proposition. Many NCAA football betting handicappers were touting the Colorado Golden Buffaloes as a threat to win the Big 12 north division this college football betting season but the Buffs fell flat on their faces out of the gate with back to back NCAA football betting losses to Colorado State and at Toledo in embarrassing fashion.
The Buffs did stop the bleeding last week with a 24-0 NCAA football betting win over Wyoming as 7-point home chalks for their first payoff of the season. Rodney Stewart ran for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Colorado and the Buffs held Wyoming to just 230 total yards.
Quarterback Cody Hawkins had another average NCAA football betting performance with 175 yards and 0 TD’s. West Virginia has not been the same NCAA football betting program since the departure of coach Rich Rodriguez to Michigan following the 2007 season.
Second year head coach Bill Stewart has struggled to maintain the Mountaineers NCAA football betting consistency. After a 2-0 start the Mounties lost their last game at Auburn 30-41 on September 19 as 7-point road dogs. West Virginia outgained the Tigers 509-400 but committed 6 turnovers including 4 interceptions thrown by Jarrett Brown.
Last year these two teams matched up for one of the best NCAA football betting Thursday games of the season as the home standing Buffaloes scored a 17-14 upset win over the Mounties as 2.5-point dogs.
Colorado has sown a tendency to get satisfied after a win as they have gotten the cash in just 2 out of their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Buffs are 2-6 against the board versus teams with winning records.
West Virginia has a tendency to let their guard down against teams with losing records as they have covered just 4 out of their last 13 against such teams.