Game Preview - Rams underdogs vs Aztecs at San Diego State
Colorado State Rams vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds
The Rams will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Aztecs in San Diego State at Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday in Week 7 action.
They bring a 3-3 record (3-3 ATS) to the Week 7 battle against the 1-5 Rams, who are 1-4-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen San Diego State go 3-2 so far and the Rams go 3-3.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 19-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 91-rated Aztecs and the No. 119-ranked Rams, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 38-14 result in favor of the Aztecs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego State's No. 25-ranked offense (38.2 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks No. 89 at 30 PPG. The Aztecs passing attack has averaged 195.8 yards per game, less than the Rams give up through the air (207.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Rams feature the league's No. 118-rated road run defense, allowing 299 yards per game. San Diego State, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.
Colorado State lost its last outing, a 28-7 result against Fresno State on October 6. Colorado State failed to cover in that game as a 17-point underdog, while the 35 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Colorado State was hammered in its last outing, as Fresno State ran up a 28-7 score against them at Hughes Stadium.
San Diego State was a 52-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hawaii. They covered the 20-point spread as favorites, while the total score (66) made winners of OVER bettors. San Diego State cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 52-14 score against Hawaii at Qualcomm Stadium.
Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9
San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Rams at Aztecs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado State's last 9 games when playing San Diego State
Colorado State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against San Diego State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games on the road
Colorado State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing San Diego State
San Diego State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego State's last 9 games when playing Colorado State
San Diego State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
San Diego State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Colorado State home to Hawaii, Saturday, October 27
San Diego State at Nevada, Saturday, October 20