Colorado State vs. Fresno State NCAAF Betting Odds, Picks & Analysis
Top USA betting sites favor the visiting team by 1.5 points when the Colorado State Rams and the Fresno State Bulldogs play on Thursday in college football action from Bulldog Stadium.
Colorado State vs. Fresno State NCAAF Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Colorado State||-1½ (-110)||59 (-110)||-123|
|Fresno State||+1½ (-110)||59 (-110)||+103|
Betting Colorado State Rams
The Rams are the road faves according to the best online sportsbooks. This will be Colorado State’s first game of this season. Last season, the Rams went 4-8 overall with a 3-5 record in conference play. The Rams had an unmemorable year in 2019 with their 4-8 record (3-5 mark in the Mountain West Conference). That record put Colorado State next-to-last in the Mountain Division. However, it was still a one-game improvement over a 3-9 record the previous year. Too little too late for head coach Mike Bobo, though. Bobo went the way of the Dodo.
Taking over this season for the Rams will be head coach Steve Addazio. He joins Joey Lynch in his first season as offensive coordinator and Chuck Heater in his third as defensive coordinator. This will be Colorado State’s first of, in good theory, seven games this season.
Per top sports betting sites, The Rams are 5-0 ATS in their last five games playing as a favorite. 4-0 ATS playing a team with a losing record. 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven playing on turf.
Saturday’s canceled season-opening game against New Mexico marked the third such cancelation for the Rams. Add to that the Fort Collins blizzard on Sunday and Monday, and Addazio and his team itching to get on the gridiron.
“We were talking about it yesterday, like, ‘OK, it’s the end of October. It’s almost Halloween. We haven’t played a game.’ We’ve had a blizzard. School’s canceled today. You’re just sitting here shaking your head, like ‘What’s next?’” Addazio said. “It’s a long time in the making. So we’re excited. I think the kids are excited, anxious to get going.”
Addazio has kept mum on who the starting QB will be. But we know it will come down to either redshirt senior Patrick O’Brien or Todd Centeio, a redshirt junior graduate transfer from Temple. O’Brien, himself a transfer from Nebraska prior to the 2018 season, is in his third year at CSU. Meanwhile, Centeio came to the Rams following graduation from Temple in May.
Betting Fresno State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs have played one game this season. It was a 34-19 loss to Hawaii last weekend. Fresno State is also looking for some improvement from 2019. The Bulldogs went 4-8 overall and 2-6 in conference play. Fresno State finished in last place in the West Division. The gap was a comparatively close three games in that competitive group, though. In the loss to Hawaii, quarterback Jake Haener had 289 yards with one TD and three picks. Ronnie Rivers had 18 carries for 79 yards and a TD. Keric Wheatfall had three catches for 73 yards.
In top USA betting sites trends, the Bulldogs are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing as a home underdog. 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing as an underdog. 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games in October. And 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Colorado State vs. Fresno State NCAAF Betting Pick
Let’s go with Colorado State here. Fresno was able to keep up with Hawaii in the first half, leaving for halftime with a 17-13 deficit. The Bulldogs scored just six points afterward and also surrendered a touchdown in each quarter. It may take a few drives to smooth out the kinks, but Colorado State can likewise dictate the pace in this game.