Colorado State vs. Colorado College Football Week 1 Odds & Pick

Posted by Ted Merrick on August 31, 2017 in

In a huge rivalry game, the Colorado State Rams will take on the Colorado Buffaloes in Denver on Friday. The Colorado State Rams have already played a game this seasn, and won, as they downed the Oregon State Beavers last week. Colorado State scored 58 points in the game, as they are looking to keep up the offense.

For Colorado, it’s their season opener. The Buffaloes do not play a true road game until the final Saturday of the month, when they go on the road to UCLA. THe Buffaloes are part of the Pac-12 South. Colorado comes into this game as a small favorite. You can bet the Buffaloes at -4 over the Rams.

Colorado State vs. Colorado College Football Week 1 Odds & Pick

When: Friday September 1, 2017; 7:00p, CT
Where: Sports Authority Field; Denver, CO
TV: PAC-12 NETWORK
Radio: Colorado State Sports Network (Colorado State) / Newsradio 850 KOA (Colorado)
Stream Option: PAC-12 Live
College Football Week 1 Odds: Colorado Buffaloes -4

Why Bet on Colorado State Rams?

The Colorado State Rams were quite impressive in their home opener against the Beavers of Oregon State. In that game, their quarterback Nick Stevens tossed for more than 330 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Michael Gallup was his top target most of the game with 11 catches and 134 receiving yards.

The run game saw Dalyn Dawkins rush 15 times for 67 yards and a touchdown as well. The Rams are part of the Mountain West Conference, where they will represent the Mountain Division, along with Boise State as the favorites. The Rams host Abilene Christian next week, before going on the road to Alabama.

Why Bet on Colorado Buffaloes?

Big expectations in 2017 for the Colorado Buffaloes. They will see a favorable schedule with Texas State and Northern Colorado to follow this game. The Buffaloes saw Sefo Liufau get most of the time at quarterback a season ago. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL Draft. He finished his career with more than 9,600 passing yards.

Are the Buffaloes a safe bet in College Football Week 1?

The Buffaloes will welcome back senior running back Phillip Lindsay. He needs just 37 rushing attempts to reach 500 in his career, and is 204 yards shy of 2,500. The Buffaloes also welcome back Shay Fields, a Senior, who led the team in touchdown receptions with 9 a season ago.

Expert Pick & Prediction

This should be a great football game. Do not expect either team to let up on the gas. The Colorado State Rams have a little advantage, with a game already under their belt. The game is on a neutral field, which will even it out a little bit. The Rams are going to look to push the football much like they did against Oregon State.

Look for a fun game, and look for a very competitive game. The Buffaloes are in the bigger power conference, but Colorado State can handle their own business. The final bet for this game is an upset. The Colorado State Rams +4 is the bet to make over the Buffaloes of Colorado on Friday night.