Buffaloes open as underdog vs Bulldogs
Colorado Buffaloes vs Fresno State Bulldogs Odds
Colorado travels to Fresno State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 0-2 mark in Week 3 action with a victory over the Bulldogs.
They will face the 0-2 Buffaloes, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Buffaloes are 0-1 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: If you're going with the Bulldogs in this one, they're listed as 14-point favorites on the betting line for the contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bulldogs sit at No. 32 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Buffaloes are at No. 123 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 31-23.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Fresno State's No. 59-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 73 at 26 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 266 yards per game, more than the Buffaloes give up through the air (242.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Buffaloes own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 125 yards per game when on the road. Fresno State, on the other hand, rates No. 35 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Colorado was a 30-28 loser in its last match at home against Sacramento State. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. In their last game, Colorado got a 147-yard performance from Christian Powell, but Sacramento State prevailed 30-28.
Fresno State was a 42-25 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oregon. They covered the 34.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (67) made winners of UNDER bettors. Robbie Rouse tore up the turf for 115 rushing yards in the latest Bulldogs game, a 42-25 loss to the Ducks at Autzen Stadium.
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Buffaloes at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
Colorado is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Colorado is 1-12 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Fresno State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Fresno State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Fresno State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Colorado at Washington State, Saturday, September 22
Fresno State at Tulsa, Saturday, September 22