Point Spread Favors the Broncos in NCAA College Football Battle with the Colorado State Rams

Colorado State Rams

vs

Boise State Broncos
Saturday, September 06, 2014 10:15 PM ET
Bronco Stadium

 

The Colorado State Rams begin Mountain West Conference play off an upset win over state rival Colorado in their season opener and will attempt to carry that momentum forward in a tough road matchup against the Boise State Broncos.

The Rams beat the Buffaloes 31-17 last week as 2.5-point underdogs in Denver, and they were an impressive 6-1 against the spread away from home last year, including another upset win over Washington State last year in the New Mexico Bowl.

The Broncos are coming off a season-opening loss for the third year in a row - falling to Ole Miss 35-13 - after winning their previous six under former head coach Chris Petersen. Boise has not started the year 0-2 since 2005.

Colorado State is 8-1 ATS in its last nine road games and get 10 points to work with in this game vs BSU.

Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Boise State Broncos as 8-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. But it was bet to double digits at BetDSI. The total was 57.5 midweek. The computer has picked a 35-32 upset by the Rams.

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Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boise State Broncos currently sport a record of 0-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Colorado State Rams are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Boise State Broncos post a 0-1 over under record this season, while the Colorado State Rams have gone 0-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boise State vs Colorado State injuries news.

The Boise State Broncos sit at No. 27 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Colorado State Rams are at No. 40 on that chart.

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How Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boise State Broncos No. 110-ranked offense (13 PPG) against a Colorado State Rams defense that ranks No. 51 at 17 PPG. The Boise State Broncos passing attack has averaged 264 yards per game, more than the Colorado State Rams give up through the air (241 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Colorado State Rams own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 134 yards per game when on the road. Boise State, on the other hand, rates No. 64 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado State won its last outing, a 31-17 result against Buffaloes on August 29. Colorado State covered in that game as a +2.5-point underdog, while the 48 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Last time we saw the Buffaloes, they had no answer for Dee Hart as the Rams rolled to a 31-17 victory at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Boise State was a 35-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against Rebels. They failed to cover the +9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. In Boise State's last outing, Bo Wallace threw for 387 yards in a losing cause against the Rebels, 35-13 at Georgia Dome.

Colorado State Rams vs Boise State Broncos Betting Odds Trends

Colorado State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado State's last 9 games
Colorado State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Boise State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Boise State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boise State's last 5 games
Boise State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado State home to UC Davis, Saturday, September 13th
Boise State at Connecticut, Saturday, September 13th

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