Colorado Favored by -3 Against Colorado State on Friday - Week 1 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Colorado State Rams

vs

Colorado Buffaloes
Friday, August 29, 2014 9:00 PM ET
Sports Authority Field at Mile High

The Buffaloes have owned this state rivalry for years with a 6-1 record both SU and ATS in their last seven versus the Rams. Colorado starts the year hoping to rebound from a dire end to last season when they dropped five of six, but rewarded risky bettors with a 4-2 ATS mark.

The Rams were one of the best bets in college football last season with their strong 10-4 ATS record. That included a 6-1 ATS mark on the road, and a 6-2 ATS record as the favorite.

Colorado State Rams vs Colorado Buffaloes Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Colorado State Rams in this one found them as 3-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

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Computer Prediction: Colorado State Rams vs Colorado Buffaloes Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 36-18 result in favor of the Rams. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Colorado State Rams vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Colorado State Rams have seen them go 8-6 and 10-4 ATS so far this season, while the Colorado Buffaloes are at 4-8 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 8-4, while the Rams are 10-3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Colorado State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 111-rated Colorado Buffaloes and the No. 41-rated Colorado State Rams in this matchup.

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How Colorado State Rams vs Colorado Buffaloes Stats Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 87-ranked offense, averaging 25.42 PPG, against a Colorado State defense that ranks No. 82 this week at 29.79 PPG. The Colorado aerial game is averaging 249.08 yards per game, less than the Colorado State Rams secondary allows through the air, 275.71 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Colorado State Rams own the league's No. 114-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 239.67 yards per game when on the road. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 120 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Colorado State was a 48-45 winner on the road against Washington State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (93) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Connor Halliday's 410-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Colorado State earned a 48-45 win over Washington State on Saturday at University Stadium.

Colorado was a 24-17 loser in its last match on the road against Utah. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 41 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Buffaloes suffered a Week 14 loss against Utah in their last game, falling 24-17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado State at Boise State, Saturday, September 6th
Colorado at Massachusetts, Saturday, September 6th

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