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Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction vs Colorado State Rams in Week 4 College Football Odds

Minnesota will look to improve on its 2-0 record this week when they host Colorado State in Week 4 action at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Colorado State Rams opened as 15.5-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 32-26 victory for the Golden Gophers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Colorado State Rams vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota will face the 2-1 Colorado State Rams, who own a 1-1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-1 so far this season while the Rams are 0-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Colorado State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 75 and the Colorado State Rams sitting at No. 78.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Golden Gophers No. 16-ranked offense (44 PPG) against a Colorado State Rams defense that ranks No. 72 at 26.33 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 215.5 yards per game, less than the Colorado State Rams give up through the air (290.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Colorado State Rams own the league's No. 86-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 260 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 48 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Colorado State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Colorado State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Colorado State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado State home to Wyoming, Saturday, October 1st
Minnesota at Penn State, Saturday, October 1st