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Rams visit Buffaloes in Week 3 NCAAF clash

Colorado State RamsColorado Buffaloes
Sep 17, 1:30 PM | Grass of Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Colorado State Rams vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds

2-0TEAM RECORD0-2

The Rams will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Buffaloes in Colorado at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday in Week 3 action.

Supporters of the Rams have seen them go 2-0 and 0-2 ATS so far this season, while the Buffaloes are at 0-2 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 1-1, while the Rams are 1-1.

View Colorado State vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Rams are listed as 8-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 29 (Buffaloes) and the No. 73 (Rams) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 35-14 result in favor of the Rams is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's #78-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks #17 at 12 PPG. The Buffaloes passing attack has averaged 348.5 yards per game, more than the Rams give up through the air (133 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rams own the league's #36-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 150 yards per game when on the road. Colorado, on the other hand, rates #89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Colorado State, they were a 33-14 winner as they battled N. Colorado at home. Colorado State failed to cover in the match as a 22-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Colorado was a 36-33 loser in its last match at home against California. They covered the 6–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 69 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Rams at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado State's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado State's last 9 games
Colorado State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Colorado State
Colorado is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Colorado State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Colorado State at Utah State, Saturday, September 24
Colorado at Ohio State, Saturday, September 24

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