Game Preview - Rams underdogs vs Golden Hurricane at Tulsa
Colorado State Rams vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds
The Golden Hurricane hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Rams pay a visit to Chapman Stadium in Week 2 betting action.
They will face the 0-1 Rams, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rams are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Golden Hurricane sat as 12-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Golden Hurricane, currently No. 84 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rams, who rate No. 119 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 13-0 victory for the Rams.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulsa's No. 107-ranked offense (7 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks No. 102 at 41 PPG. The Golden Hurricane passing attack has averaged 222 yards per game, less than the Rams give up through the air (400 YPG on average).
Last time out for Colorado State, they were a 41-27 loser as they battled Colorado at home. Colorado State failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 68 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rams suffered a Week 1 loss against Colorado in their last game, falling 41-27 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Tulsa lost its last outing, a 34-7 result against Bowling Green on August 29. Tulsa failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tulsa was hammered in its last outing, as Bowling Green ran up a 34-7 score against them at Doyt Perry Stadium.
Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
A few Rams at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games
Colorado State is 3-7-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Colorado State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games at home
Tulsa is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 9 games
Colorado State home to Cal Poly, Saturday, September 14
Tulsa at Oklahoma, Saturday, September 14