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NCAAF Matchup - Rams Spartans Odds Preview

San Jose State SpartansColorado State Rams
2-3October 12, 2013, 03:30 | Hughes Stadium2-3

Hughes Stadium features a battle between the host Colorado State Rams and the visiting San Jose State Spartans in betting action Saturday.

This season the Rams are 2-3 overall and 4-1 ATS against the number, while the Spartans are 2-3 and 3-2 ATS. As for the totals, Colorado State is 4-1 on the OU, and San Jose State is 2-3.

View San Jose State Spartans vs Colorado State Rams Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Rams as -3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

The Rams sit at No. 85 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Spartans are at No. 35 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rams will win this game 25-20.

In their last action, San Jose State was a 37-27 winner on the road against Hawaii. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (64) was profitable news for OVER bettors. David Fales led the way last time out for the Spartans, connecting for 318 passing yards and a 37-27 victory over the Warriors at Aloha Stadium. Garrett Grayson led the way last time out for the Rams, connecting for 307 passing yards and a 59-42 victory over the Miners at Hughes Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado State's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 30.6 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 80 this week at 28.8 PPG. The Rams aerial game is averaging 235 yards per game, more than the Spartans secondary allows through the air, 224.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Spartans own the league's No. 39-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 140.5 yards per game when on the road. Colorado State, on the other hand, rates No. 60 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Spartans at Rams trends to consider:
San Jose State is 17-4 ATS in its last 21 games
San Jose State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Colorado State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Colorado State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 5 games

Next up:
San Jose State at Wyoming, Saturday, October 26th
Colorado State at Wyoming, Saturday, October 19th