June 30, 2021
2021 Colorado Buffaloes Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview
The Colorado Buffaloes had a surprising season in 2020, winning the first four games against UCLA, Stanford, San Diego State and Arizona before a regular-season finale setback to Utah in Boulder. The solid season culminated with a 55-23 blowout loss to Texas in the Alamo Bowl, but overall the season was still considered a huge success for head coach Karl Dorrell in his first season at the helm.
RB Jarek Broussard was a huge star, gobbling up 895 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while QB Sam Noyer passed for 1,101 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions while running for 208 yards and five scores. The quarterback and tailback will be working behind an experienced line which returns four starters. WRs Brenden Rice, Dimitri Stanley and La'Vontae Shenault are studs at receiver, too. Noyer needs to cut down on his miscues, and Colorado could be a surprise contender yet again in 2021. If not, redshirt freshman Brendon Lewis and incoming transfer J.T. Shrout could push Noyer out.
Defensively, Colorado struggled a bit trying to stop the run. They need LB Nate Landman to get back to 100 percent after a torn Achilles torpedoed his 2020 season. The Buffaloes allowed 31.7 points per game, but a lot of that damage was in the bowl game, and looks a lot worse than things were with a limited amount of games. Still, they were eighth in the league against the run, and need to be better to hang with the likes of Arizona State and USC.
The Buffs will get off to a good start against FCS Northern Colorado, and they have a neutral-site battle with Texas A&M. That's an Aggies side which is replacing QB Kellen Mond, so it's a winnable game. A home date with Minnesota is no easy task, either, but winnable. They open on the schedule at Arizona State in a game which could set the tone early in the South Division. They also get USC on Oct. 2 in the second league game, so it could be make or break early on for the Buffs.
They have two weeks to prepare for conference doormat Arizona. The schedule maker wasn't terribly kind, as winnable crossover games against Stanford and Washington State do not appear, but they do have trips to Cal, Oregon, UCLA and Utah which are rather difficult.
After last season's success, there are high expectations in Boulder. The ceiling might be a 6-6 season and a bowl appearance. The low end might be four wins. Let's meet in the middle, and call five wins for the Buffs, which would be an OVER for the season. It's a value at plus-money, too. But it's going to be close.
Preseason Best Bet: Over 4.5 Wins (+110)
2021 Colorado Buffaloes Schedule
Win Total Odds
Colorado Odds to win 2021 Pac-12 Championship
This Buffs team would feel very fortunate to simply qualify for a bowl. With Arizona State and USC stacked, Colorado won't come close to a division title.
Colorado Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff
Colorado has a lot of exciting tools at the skill positions, but their defense is suspect and the schedule is tough. This is a .500 team at best, and not a national title contender, or anything close to it.
2020 Colorado Buffaloes Betting Results
Betting on the 2021 Colorado Buffaloes
Where can I bet on the 2021 Colorado Buffaloes football team?
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Is Online Sports Betting legal in Colorado?
On May 1, 2020, Colorado Sports Betting went live. Known as the Centennial State, Colorado started taking legal sports betting wagers and that includes bets on college football teams. Along with betting on Colorado, online sportsbooks allow you to wager on Air Force and Colorado State as well.
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What’s Colorado's point spreads for each of their games?
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