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Bulldogs vs Buffaloes Game Preview

Fresno State BulldogsColorado Buffaloes
Sep 14, 2:00 PM | Grass of Folsom Field

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds


The Buffaloes hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Bulldogs pay a visit to Folsom Field in Week 3 betting action.

The Buffaloes are 2-0 so far on the season, and 2-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 0-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Colorado go 1-1 and the Bulldogs go 1-1 on the totals.

View Fresno State vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Bulldogs in this one found them as 10-point favorites 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.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 100-rated Buffaloes and the No. 101-ranked Bulldogs, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 51-46 result in favor of the Buffaloes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 33-ranked offense, averaging 39.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 109 this week at 38 PPG. The Buffaloes aerial game is averaging 370.5 yards per game, more than the Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 296 YPG per game.

Last time out for Fresno State, they were a 41-25 winner as they battled Cal Poly at home. Fresno State failed to cover in the match as a 28-point favorite, while 66 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Bulldogs were Week 2 winners, coming out on top of the Mustangs by a score of 41-25.

In their last action, Colorado was a 38-24 winner at home against Central Arkansas. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (62) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Connor Wood led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 341 yards Saturday as the Buffaloes downed the Bears 38-24 at Folsom Field.

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Fresno State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Fresno State's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fresno State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
Colorado is 7-17 ATS in its last 24 games
Colorado is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Colorado is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Fresno State home to Boise State, Friday, September 20
Colorado at Oregon State, Saturday, September 28