Deion Sanders' Colorado Buffaloes

  • The TCU Horned Frogs have -550 odds to beat the Colorado Buffaloes in the first week of the season.
  • TCU is a 17.5-point favorite.
  • Colorado is 2-8 S/U against Big 12 teams in their last 10 meetings.

FORT WORTH, Texas – Early betting lines for the Week 1 college football game between the TCU Horned Frogs and Colorado Buffaloes are up and oddsmakers are not holding back with a 17.5-point spread set in favor of TCU.

TCU Vs. Colorado

  • TCU -17.5 -110
  • Colorado +17.5 -110

This shows that legal online betting sites aren’t high on the Buffs just yet considering last year’s Week 1 matchup between the two was set at just a 13.5-point spread also in favor of TCU.

To put something else into perspective, TCU is fresh off of a National Championship game appearance while Buffalo ended their 2022-23 campaign going 1-11. It shouldn’t matter that Deion Sanders took over as coach or all the recruits and transfer portal players that they have coming in, this new look Colorado team has never played a game together and will certainly take some time to adapt on the field.

Strengthening TCU’s case to cover even more, college football betting sites have set the expectations low for Colorado across the board.

Looking at their season win total, it’s set at just 5.5 games which is the highest in their last two seasons when they’ve seen 4.5 and 3.5 win totals. They did stay under both times though.

Looking At The Trends

There are several key betting trends to keep in mind in this one. The first is that TCU has thriven in their last 10 games against Pac-12 teams going 9-1 S/U. They’ve also gone 3-2 against the spread in their last five against Pac-12 opponents.

Colorado, on the other hand, is 2-8 S/U and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings against the Big 12 conference. Their last four games against the Big 12 have been lost by more than a 17.5-point margin. That includes their 2022-23 game against TCU where they lost by 25 points.

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