Free Week 5 Prediction: Rams vs Aggies Odds
Week 5 College football betting sees the Colorado State Rams taking on the Utah State Aggies Saturday October 3 at Romney Stadium Logan, UT. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Colorado State Rams (2-2) vs. Utah State Aggies (1-2)
Date: Saturday, October 3rd
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Romney Stadium Logan, UT
NCAA Football Spread: Utah State -4
NCAA Betting Total: 49
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Utah State and Colorado State clash in a Mountain West Conference Mountain Division match up where the Aggies are the 4-point home favorite.
This is the first conference game of the season for both teams.
Utah State has lost 2 straight games and besides that slide they lost their starting QB Chuckie Keeton for a few weeks with a knee injury.
Last season at Colorado State the Rams beat the Aggies 16-3.
While Colorado State is 2-2 on the season their 2 losses have come to teams from major conferences in Minnesota and Colorado and both games were close.
CSU has a balanced offense ranking 38th in passing yards per game and 58th in rushing yards per game. QB Nick Stevens leads an offense that is a solid one averaging 35.5 ppg and he has great WR in WR Rashard Higgins.
They ranked up 438 yards in their last game in a 33-31 win over UTSA in their last game, but they did give up 432 yards.
Jasen Oden Jr. (74 carries, 327 yards, 2 TD) leads the rushing offense and he rushed for 143 yards in the win over UTSA.
Utah State ranks 54th in the nation in pass defense and 23rd in rushing defense and the Aggies may have to rely on their D in this game not only because their starting QB is out, but they are only averaging 14.3 ppg.
Kent Myers will get the start under center for the Aggies in this game and he does not have a lot of weapons at his disposal. Devonte Robinson is the leading WR (10 rec 152 yards) and no other Utah State player has over 75 receiving yards.
The Aggies also do not have a great ground game with leading rusher LaJuan Hunt only having 157 yards on the season and is only averaging 3.1 yards per carry.
The Colorado State ranks 44th in the nation on total defense, but that unit did not look good last game, especially against the run where theygave up 279 rushing yards, but can Utah State take advantage of that?
It is key that the Aggies run the ball well on offense and avoid the turnovers facing a CSU team that has a +6 turnover margin on the season.
Utah State is a tough place to play and their only win of the season came at home.
One positive thing for Utah State is that they are coming off a bye week, so they will be rested for this conference game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
* Rams are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
* Rams are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall.
* Rams are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss.
* Aggies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
* Aggies are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 conference games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Prediction
The underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these 2 teams and I look for that trend to continue in this game.
5* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Colorado State ATS
Colorado State is on the road, but their offense is too much for the Aggies to handle and they will not only cover the spread, but leave Logan with a W.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Colorado State 27 Utah State 10
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