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The Buffaloes surprised everybody in their first season with head coach Karl Dorrell at the helm, with a 4-2 record that marked their first winning season since 2016. The season was on the verge of being even more spectacular, as they climbed as high as 19th in the national rankings after a 4-0 start.
Oddsmakers think this is more of a blip than the start of a trend, though, with a 4.5-game win total that would be a step back this season since they'll be playing roughly twice as many games. Read more about the Buffaloes' odds this year, as well as their full schedule, against-the-spread (ATS) record, key injuries, season stats and much more.
Colorado Buffaloes Point Spreads
One way we know that the Buffaloes' success last season was a surprise to oddsmakers is by their record against-the-spread. With a 4-2 (67%) cover rate, they were one of the most profitable teams to make spread bets on. Spread bets are wagers not just on who wins the game, but by how much.
Here’s an example of a Buffaloes spread:
- Colorado -9.5 (-110)
- Arizona +8.5 (-110)
If Colorado, the favored (-) team here, wins 24-13, its bets win because the margin of victory (11) is more than the spread. Underdog (+) teams only need to lose by less than the spread, but winning the game will do the trick, too.
Colorado Buffaloes Over/Unders
Colorado was also a profitable team to bet on in 2020 if you like overs.
Overs, one of two sides you can take in over/unders bets, are a bet on there being more total points in the game than oddsmakers are expecting. Last season, Colorado totals went over in four of six games.
Let’s say the total, which is the number you bet over or under on, is set at 55 points for a Colorado at UCLA game. If the game finished 42-35, then over bettors would win since there were 77 points scored. Under bettors would win if there were 54 or fewer points scored, and if there were exactly 55 then the bet is a push (tie) and both over and under bettors are refunded.
Colorado Buffaloes Moneylines
The Buffs were also hugely profitable for their moneyline bettors in 2020, since that’s just a bet on which team wins the game outright. Moneyline bets on the team expected to lose, the underdog, pay out more than bets on the team expected to win. Since the Buffaloes not only won two-thirds of their games, but two of them as significant dogs, moneyline bettors would have won over three units betting on every game.
To illustrate, Colorado beating Stanford as a +285 underdog means that a $100 bet profited $285. If the Buffs had been -285 favorites and won, a $285 bet would profit $100.
Colorado Buffaloes Props
Instead of betting on the Buffaloes as a unit, you can also place bets on your favorite player on the team. These bets are called proposition (or prop) bets, and they involve betting over or under on certain statistical categories.
Props you could make on the Buffaloes this year include QB Brendon Lewis' passing yards, RB Jarek Broussard's touchdowns, or WR Brenden Rice's catches, among others.
Colorado Buffaloes Futures
With all of the bets available to you at U.S. online sportsbooks, you can even bet on the whole season for the Buffaloes. These bets, called futures, are settled at the end of the year and include things like over/under on total wins, odds to win the Pac-12, national championship odds and many more.
As for our homegrown Buffaloes fans, check out our Colorado review page for in-state offers and up-to-date content on sports betting in this state.