Nebraska @ Colorado
Nebraska +125 over Colorado

Posted at 10:30 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

Pinnacle +125 BET365 +125 Sportsinteraction +125 888Sport +125

Nebraska +125 over Colorado

Folsom Field – Boulder, CO

Streaming: FOX

12:00 PM EST. Vegas reported that the Buffalos were the most heavily bet public side in Week One. Those that held a Colorado ticket not only covered the 20½ points but Colorado won outright. If Colorado’s stock was through the ceiling with Coach Prime at the helm last week, their soar is somewhere in orbit, this week.

ESPN and every other media outlet had Deion’s Buffalos on its radar. Anyone that bet for or against Colorado last week couldn’t wait for this week’s number to be posted to get down on the Buffalos. Do you honestly think that the books were unaware of the potential liability they caused when they posted Colorado as a small favorite?

Here’s a report this week:

Sportsbooks were noticing something unusual heading into the first NFL weekend of the season: a college football game involving two long shots was the most popular bet on the board. Sportsbook operator BetMGM reported Friday that Colorado-Nebraska had attracted more bets than every remaining NFL game in Week 1 -- a rarity, according to bookmakers, especially for a matchup that didn't look overly attractive before the year. The bulk of the betting action, upwards of 90%, was on the favored Buffaloes. At PointsBet/Fanatics, more money had been bet on Colorado minus the points against the Cornhuskers than had been bet on 30 NFL teams, with only the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions, who played Thursday, garnering more support from bettors.

The Buffaloes were consensus 2½-point home favorites over Nebraska on Friday, a line that has moved dramatically since the summer, when sportsbooks had the Cornhuskers listed as 9-point favorites over Colorado. But after upsetting TCU last week as 21-point underdogs, coach Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes are the flavor of the month and we cannot stress enough how betting on Colorado, regardless of outcome, is a wager that should not be made. For one, you are betting the Buffs at a horrible number. Second, you are betting Colorado a week too late and doing so when its stock is through the roof. You are also being heavily influenced by the media and/or what you saw from the Buffs last week. We admit, the Buffs looked very, very good last week but do you think the oddsmakers missed that?

Here are some of the narratives that have been heard circulating concerning the Buffaloes this week as a result of their stunning upset over #17 TCU: Shadeur Sanders is on the Heisman watch list, Colorado is going to beat USC, Colorado can win the Pac-12, Travis Hunter is the second coming of Deion Sanders, and Coach Prime according to one source could be the most popular coach in college football history (believe it or not).

As for Nebraska, they lost last week in a boring game against P.J Fleck and his Minnesota Gophers. 13-10. Nebraska controlled the game and absolutely dominated the Gophers but the ‘Huskers lost the turnover battle 5-1 and lost on a last second FG. Nebraska should have won that game by three TD’s but all anyone wants to talk about is Prime Time and the Buffs. The players and coaches have become heroes in that region overnight and have had the press around them all week. It’s like Beatlemania in Colorado with the players feeling like rockstars on campus. The letdown factor is absolutely in play here as well.

At 12:00 PM EST this afternoon, FOX will have its cameras set up to televise this game to a national audience. There hasn’t been this much excitement in Colorado since the summer of 1858, when the Russell brothers—William, Oliver, and Levi, along with John Beck and a party of Cherokees and whites from Georgia, reached Ralston Creek, where they found gold. The market thinks they have found gold once again in the mountains of Colorado -- only this time it is very likely fool’s gold. We repeat, Nebraska was a 9-point favorite in the summer and now most of the market is spotting points.


Our Pick

Nebraska +125 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.50)