Colorado vs Nebraska: Why Our Expert Is Buying the Deion Sanders Hype
Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images. Pictured: Travis Hunter #12 of Colorado.
The Colorado Buffaloes are the most popular team in college football.
It has been well-documented that bettors have poured money on the Buffaloes before the season and in the lead-up to the game against Nebraska.
According to our Action Labs database, 79% of the bets are on Colorado as 3-point favorites at home against Nebraska.
Before Colorado's TCU game, lookahead lines had Nebraska as high as 13-point favorites. The most common lookahead line was around Nebraska -8.5. After one game, Colorado has moved over 10 points in most oddsmakers' minds.
Nebraska lost but covered the spread in their opener against Minnesota.
Action Network's senior college football expert believes Deion Sanders and the Buffs are worth the massive swing.
"The hardest thing for me was I had Nebraska -10 projected and now I have Colorado -3.5. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a 14-15 point jump," Wilson said on the Big Bets on Campus podcast. "I know you go crazy on Week 1. I’ll move things six points, seven points, maybe eight points if a quarterback is involved. For me to move this much, I was thinking to myself, I must be crazy. What’s funny is I actually hit the market too, I made it -3.5 and it floated out there for awhile."
Wilson believes he can't ignore what he saw on Saturday vs. TCU and the advanced metrics the Buffs were able to produce.
"What I saw from Colorado with my eyeballs was explosive, and in the box score they tripled the national average in explosive drive," Wilson said. "I saw some methodical, some longer drives. Oh yeah, they doubled the national average. They were fantastic everywhere. Their entire receiving corps was explosive and they’re going to give everybody a problem. Dylan Edwards is an animal, Travis Hunter is an animal, Xavier Weaver, Jimmy Horn, it goes down the list."
With all of the hype surrounding the Buffs and the action coming in on Colorado, it may seem like the lines are swinging too far in Colorado's favor. But Wilson believes that if you don't hop on now, you might miss the train altogether.
"I don’t want to be behind on this Colorado train," Wilson said. I’m just going to make a statement here; I’m betting them every week until I lose money."
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