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Oregon State Looking To Put Road Demons Behind Them

The Oregon State rebuild has been a slow process but coach Gary Andersen had the Beavers looking more competent at the end of last season. However, the Beavers are not going to be able to mark any headway until they learn to win on the road. The program has lost 13 straight road games, with their last win away from Reser Stadium coming in November 2014. Oregon State opens the NCAAF season by visiting the Colorado State Rams on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Colorado State was 7-1 ATS in its final 8 games last season.
  • Oregon State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games in Week 1.
  • Colorado State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home.

You should expect Oregon State to lean on running back Ryan Nall on offense. The junior has proven to be an explosive weapon after averaging 6.4 yards per carry through his first two seasons in Corvallis. Junior transfer Jake Luton will get the start at quarterback and he will need to prove to be a threat so opponents won’t stack the box.

Colorado State is returning the bulk of the lineup from last season. That is good news for an offense that averaged over 35 points per game and a defense that excelled against the pass. The senior tandem of Nick Stevens and Michael Gallup proved that they are one of the deadliest in the Mountain West in 2016, something that shouldn’t change in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -2 for the Colorado State Rams. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening OVER/UNDER value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 30-19 result in favor of the Rams early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado State Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado State Rams currently sport a record of 7-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-3-1 ATS. The Oregon State Beavers are 4-8 and 8-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Colorado State Rams post a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oregon State Beavers have gone 5-7 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado State vs Oregon State injuries news.

The game pits the Colorado State Rams, currently No. 20 in our OddsShark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Oregon State Beavers, who rate No. 93 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado State's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 35.31 PPG, against a Oregon State defense that ranks No. 82 this week at 30.5 PPG. The Colorado State aerial game is averaging 244.46 yards per game, more than the Oregon State Beavers secondary allows through the air, 209.92 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Oregon State Beavers own the league's No. 115-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 248.83 yards per game when on the road. Colorado State, on the other hand, rates No. 48 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ryan Nall ran through the Oregon defense for 155 yards in Oregon State's last game, handing the Ducks a 34-24 setback on Saturday at Reser Stadium.

Nick Stevens' 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.

Next Betting Matchups

Oregon State home to Portland State, Saturday, September 2
Colorado State at Colorado, Friday, September 1