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Colorado Buffaloes Hosting the Colorado State Rams Week 1 Odds and Betting Pick

The Colorado Buffaloes will do battle with the visiting Colorado State Rams on Friday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Colorado Buffaloes were sitting as -8-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Buffaloes to win this game on Friday 34-33. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. 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

This season the Colorado Buffaloes are 10-4 overall and 10-4 ATS against the spread, while the Rams are 7-6 and 9-3-1 ATS. As for the totals, Colorado is 5-9 on the OU, and Colorado State is 7-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Colorado State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 21-rated Colorado Buffaloes and the No. 20-rated Colorado State Rams in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 50-ranked offense, averaging 31.07 PPG, against a Colorado State defense that ranks No. 81 this week at 30.38 PPG. The Colorado aerial game is averaging 253.43 yards per game, more than the Colorado State Rams secondary allows through the air, 205.62 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Colorado State Rams feature the league's No. 111-rated road run defense, allowing 238.2 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 67 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Stevens's 445-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Idaho earned a 61-50 win over Colorado State on Thursday at Albertsons Stadium.

In their last gridiron battle, Phillip Lindsay did much of the damage, producing 103 receiving yards but Oklahoma State managed to defeat the Buffaloes 38-8 at Alamodome.

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