Free Week 1 Prediction: Buffaloes vs Rams Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Colorado Buffaloes vs. Colroado State Rams (0-1)
Date: Friday August 31st 2018
Time: 9:30 pm EST
Venue: Broncos Field
NCAA Football Spread: Colorado State +7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 65.5
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Colorado State opened their season in the mini week on Saturday night and things didn’t quite pan out how they envisioned as 17 point favorites.
Now, the Rams will look to rebound against in-state rivals Colorado on Friday night.
Colorado was unable to build off what was an epic 2016 last season.
After their Pac 12 South title run, the Buffs failed to make the postseason as they sat in the cellar of the conference. Colorado finished 5-7 and things are going to be highlighted this year for the program who has simply struggled to get any sort of consistency year after year.
Colorado enters this season with 11 of their last 12 seasons being losing ones.
Along with that, head coach Mike MacIntyre will be on the hot seat as he has sat through 4 of 5 losing seasons.
Colorado lost 12 starters this past offseason and will lean heavily on junior Steven Montez to produce a lot of the offense.
Montez threw for 2,975 yards and 18 touchdowns but will have a completely new starting receiving core to work with.
Colorado leads the all-time series by going 65-22-2
Colorado State Rams
The Rams had quite the opening game to forget.
Coming in at home, as 17 point favorites against Hawaii, Colorado State was thrown around and beat in almost every aspect. The Rams eventually fell 43-34 as the defense was a huge letdown.
Colorado State could not get off the field on third down and consistently gave up big chunks of yardage.
The Rams finished with 617 yards against as they were torched for over 500 yards through the air. Look for Colorado to try and expose this secondary once again with some deep chances early.
QB K.J. Carta-Samuels was the lone bright spot for the Rams as he nearly led the comeback. Carta-Samuels finished with 537 yards and 5 touchdowns.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Buffaloes are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. MWC.
- Buffaloes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
- Buffaloes are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games on grass.
- Buffaloes are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Rams are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Rams are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Rams are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 non-conference games.
- Rams are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pac-12.
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While their defense was abysmal, the Rams offense has offered a lot of promise. Look for them to be aggressive early on here, trying to give the defense a lead and some confidence to play it.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Colorado State ATS
The Rams will certainly come out firing, looking to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2013.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Colorado State 34 – Colorado 31
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