August 31, 2008

Colorado vs. Colorado State Pick and Preview

Colorado vs. Colorado State
Sunday, 7:30 pm Eastern – FSN

SBG Global Opening Line: Colorado   -  12  ,  Total  56.5

 

Colorado State and Colorado resume their rivalry on Sunday at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado.  The Rams have a new head coach in Steve Fairchild after long-time coach Sonny Lubick decided to retire.  The Rams were not very good in 2007, winning just three games.  The Buffaloes were a little better as they won six games and made a bowl game. SBG Global reports that early NCAA Football betting has the public taking Colorado on the Road

 

Colorado returns quarterback Cody Hawkins, head coach Dan Hawkins’ son to lead the offense.  The offense is young again this season with the leading receivers being sophomores Scotty McKnight and Josh Smith.  The Colorado defense isn’t very good either and losing Jordon Dizon and Terrence Wheatley to the NFL is not going to help. 

SBG Global Current Line: Colorado   -  12  ,  Total  56.5

 

Colorado State has to find a replacement for quarterback Caleb Hanie who moved on to the NFL.  The team also has to replace all three of their leading receivers from last season.  The good news for the Rams is that both Kyle Bell and Gattrell Johnson return to lead a powerful running game.  The defense for Colorado State struggled last year, especially against the run, ranking 107th in the country against the rush.

 

Here are the NCAA Football betting stats for Sunday’s game.  Colorado has owned the all-time series between the two teams, winning 58 while losing only 19.  This rivalry dates back to 1893.  The Buffaloes have won four of the last five meetings between the two teams including last year’s 31-28 overtime win.  At Denver the teams have split eight meetings. The Buffaloes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buffaloes are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. the Mountain West. The Buffaloes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.

 

The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Underdog is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 meetings.

 

The Over is 4-0 in the Buffaloes last 4 games on grass. The Over is 4-0 in the Buffaloes last 4 games overall. The Under is 9-2 in the Buffaloes last 11 non-conference games. The Over is 9-3 in the Buffaloes last 12 vs. the Mountain West. The Over is 7-2-1 in the Rams last 10 non-conference games. The Over is 10-4 in the Rams last 14 vs. the Big 12. The Over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between the two teams.

 

Pick: Colorado 2 units out of 5

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