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Alabama eyes Colorado State for eighth straight September win

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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 29-1 SU and 16-14 ATS in their last 30 games played in the month of September, including a current stretch of seven straight wins. The Crimson Tide should roll to another win this Saturday at home against the Colorado State Rams.

SHARK BITES
  • Alabama is 0-4 ATS in its last four games in Week 3. 
  • Colorado State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games. 
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of Alabama’s last eight games at home. 

Through the first two games of the season, Jalen Hurts has been a bigger threat on his feet than he has been as a passer. Hurts has thrown for just 224 yards and two touchdowns in two games while rushing 25 times for 209 yards and two scores. This will work just fine in the majority of Alabama’s games, but it will be interesting to see how the sophomore performs against defenses that take his running lanes away this season.

With a 7-6 SU and 9-3-1 ATS record last season, the Rams completed their fourth straight year with a winning record after recording just one winning season in their previous nine seasons. Colorado State enters this game with the most total yards of offense in the country at 1,527 and the nation’s leading passer in Nick Stevens, who has passed for 980 yards.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Alabama Crimson Tide were sitting as 27-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for OVER/UNDER betting purposes.

Earlier, OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 44-26 victory for the Crimson Tide. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Colorado State Rams vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Colorado State Rams have seen them go 2-1 and 1-2 ATS so far this season, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are at 2-0 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Crimson Tide are 0-2, while the Rams are 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs Colorado State injuries news.

The Alabama Crimson Tide sit at No. 2 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Colorado State Rams are at No. 14 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Alabama Crimson Tide's No. 64-ranked offense (32.5 PPG) against a Colorado State Rams defense that ranks No. 42 at 18 PPG. The Alabama passing attack has averaged 144 yards per game, less than Colorado State gives up through the air (259 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rams own the league's No. 38-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 143 yards per game when on the road. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 35 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Jalen Hurts ran through the Fresno State defense for 154 yards in Alabama's last game, handing the Bulldogs a 41-10 setback on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Colorado State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Colorado State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Colorado State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Alabama is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Alabama is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 7 games
  • Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado State at Hawaii, Sunday, October 1
Alabama at Vanderbilt, Saturday, September 23

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