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Colorado The Dominant Team In The Centennial State

The Colorado Buffaloes aim to continue their dominance of their home state when they take on the Colorado State Rams in their season opener Friday. The Buffaloes are 5-1 SU and ATS in their past six games against the Rams while Colorado has averaged 26.5 points per game in those outings.

SHARK BITES
  • The UNDER is 7-1 in the past eight games between Colorado and Colorado State.
  • Dalyn Dawkins rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown last season against Colorado.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in Colorado State’s past eight games during Week 1.

The pistol offense flashed glimpses of what it could be early in the season for Colorado last year, but ultimately the team fizzled out on that side of the ball. Though the running back position is stacked with talent, the receiving unit is filled with plenty of young, unproven players.

The first season under Mike Bobo was a success for Colorado State, as they went 7-6 and earned a trip to a bowl game. Four of the five starters on the offensive line return, which may be critical as quarterback Nick Stevens will need extra time to find who to throw the ball to without Rashard Higgins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Colorado Buffaloes pegged as -10-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Buffaloes to win this game on Friday 30-26. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Colorado Buffaloes have seen them go 0-0 and 0-0 ATS so far this season, while the Colorado State Rams are at 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Colorado State Rams are 0-0, while the Colorado Buffaloes are 0-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Colorado State injuries news.

The Colorado Buffaloes sit at No. 99 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Colorado State Rams are at No. 69 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

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

In comparing defenses, the Colorado State Rams own the league's No. 111-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 238.2 yards per game when on the road. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 67 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Colorado State's aerial attack generated 310 yards but it was the Wolf Pack coming away with a 28-23 victory over Colorado State at Arizona Stadium.

Colorado lost its last outing 20-14 against Utah on Saturday, getting a 111-yard receiving performance from Nelson Spruce in a losing cause at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Colorado State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
  • Colorado State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado State's last 8 games when playing Colorado
  • Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
  • Colorado is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Colorado State

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado State home to UTSA, Saturday, September 10th
Colorado home to Idaho State, Saturday, September 10th

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