Free Arizona Bowl Prediction: Wolf Pack vs Rams Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Arizona Bowl sees the Nevada Wolf Pack taking on the Colorado State Rams Tuesday December 29th at Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona. Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
2015 Arizona Bowl
Nevada Wolf Pack (6-6) vs. Colorado State Rams (7-5)
Date: Tuesday, December 29
Time: 7 :30PM
Venue: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: Colorado State -3
NCAA Betting Total: 56
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Nevada comes into this game losing their last 2 games of the regular season where they gave up 31 points in each contest.
They are a 3-point betting underdog in this Arizona Bowl facing a Colorado State team that ended the season with a 4-game winning streak.
Both of these teams are in the Mountain West Conference, but they did not face each other this season.
In their last games of the regular season Colorado State beat Fresno State 34-31 and Nevada lost to San Diego State 31-14.
Last season at Nevada the Rams beat the Wolf Pack 31-24.
Nevada Wolf Pack
Nevada is a team that is led by their rushing attack, as they ranked a legit 28th in the nation in rushing yards per game, but only 112th in passing yards per game.
The RB duo of James Butler and Don Jackson each rushed for over 1,000 yards this season and Butler led the team in rushing yards and also averaged 6.3 yards per carry.
QB Tyler Stewart has not passed for a TD in the last 2 games and in the season finale he did pass for 228 yards, but was picked off 2 times.
This match up is not a good one on defense for the Rams, as they rank a solid 20th in pass defense, but only 98th in run defense.
Colorado State Rams
CSU also is led by their rushing offense, which ranks 35th in the nation, but they can air it out ranking 66th in passing yards per game.
QB Nick Stevens passed for 21 TD and had 12 INT and also rushed for 2 TD.
He has one of the better WR’s in the nation in Rashard Higgins, who had 66 catches for 933 yards and 8 TD. They will face a Nevada pass defense that gave up 320 passing yards in to SDSU in their season finale.
Dalyn Dawkins, who was CSU’s leading rusher on the season and ended the season playing well, and Jasen Oden Jr. (695 yards) lead the solid Rams’ rushing offense.
Nevada ranks 4nd in the nation in pass defense and 90th in run defense.
The favorite has covered the spread in 5 of the last 6 games between these 2 teams.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Wolf Pack are 3-0-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Wolf Pack are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Wolf Pack have an Under record of 23-8 in their last 31 games.
- Rams are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss.
- Rams are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
Free Arizona Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
Have to go with Colorado State in this one, as they will not stop the Nevada rushing offense, but their offense will bail them out.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Colorado State ATS
Colorado State will end the season on a high note with a win in this Arizona Bowl, which will be their 5th straight win.
2015 Arizona Bowl Free Score Prediction: Colorado State 34 – Nevada 24
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