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Week 1 Oregon State Beavers at Colorado State Rams Betting

Written by on August 23, 2017

The Colorado State Rams will look to hold down the fort at home when they host the visiting Oregon State Beavers at Hughes Stadium in their college football Week 1 matchup on Saturday August 26th. So make sure to take a look at the latest NCAA football betting odds that we have available for this coming week.The Rams narrowly recorded a winning record last season while Oregon State will be looking to improve after failing to win half of their games a year ago. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this matchup.

Analyzing the College Football Week 1 Oregon State Beavers at Colorado State Rams Betting Lines

 
 College Football: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:30 PM ETWhere: Hughes StadiumTV: CBS Sports NetworkLive Stream: Watch CBS SportsCollege Football Odds: Colorado State Rams -2 / Total: 62GAMETIME WEATHERPartly Cloudy28°C/83°FHumidity 27%Precipitation % 15%Cloud Cover 50%Wind 8 mph NNEStadium Type Open

Why Bet the Oregon State Beavers Odds at +2

The best reason to bet on Oregon State in this contest is that the Beavers have as much or probably, more overall talent on their roster as Colorado State. Oregon State should also have a healthy dose of motivation following their horrific season a year ago. The Beavers went 4-8 in head coach Gary Anderson’s second season and finished the 2016 campaign ranked an uninspiring 105th in the nation in total offense while averaging a modest 26.2 points per game. Defensively, Oregon State ranked 79th overall while giving up 30.5 points per contest.

NCAA Football Week 1 Betting Totals Under Picks

Running back Ryan Nall (951 yards, 13 TD’s) will lead the Beavers offense this season while transfer starting quarterback Jake Luton eases into his new role. Oregon State is looking for a better season out of big wide receiver Jordan Villamin and will likely utilize athletic returning tight end Noah Togiai a lot more after he was lost for the majority of last season due to injury. The bad news is that the Beavers had to replace three starters on the offensive line.On defense, linebackers Manase Hungalu (83 tackles, 3 fumble recovers, 1 INT) and Bight Ugwoegbu (54 tackles, 11 for loss, 5.5 sacks) will make plays all over the field, but the Beavers’ best defensive player is Freshman All-American, cornerback Xavier Crawford (70 tackles, 10 pass breakups, 1 INT).

OREGON STATE BEAVERS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 364.67Current Offensive rush yards 192.75Offensive passing yards 171.92Average Score For 26.17Defensive total yards 428.33Current Defensive rush yards 218.42Defensive passing yards 209.92Average Score Against 30.50

Why Bet the Colorado State Rams Odds at -2

The best reason to bet on the Rams in their opener is that they’re playing at home and have a really explosive offense, not to mention, their own kind of motivation as they head into Year 3 of the Mike Bobo era. Colorado State’s offense is led by dual threat quarterback Nick Stevens who tossed an impressive 19 touchdown passes against just three interceptions in the Rams’ final seven games last season after regaining the starting job.Colorado State’s offense is led by dual threat quarterback Nick Stevens who tossed an impressive 19 touchdown passes in the final seven games last college football season.Colorado State has a legitimate star in wide receiver Michael Gallup (1,272 receiving yds, 14 Tds) and a pair of excellent running backs in Dalyn Dawkins (919 yards) and Izzy Matthews (13 Tds). While the Rams were mediocre on defense in 2016, they also return eight starters and they should be improved because of experience if nothing else. Linebackers Josh Watson and Deonte Clyburn are expected to make a ton of plays for the Rams this season as will senior safeties.

COLORADO STATE RAMS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 462.46Current Offensive rush yards 218.00Offensive passing yards 244.46Average Score For 35.31Defensive total yards 419.62Current Defensive rush yards 214.00Defensive passing yards 205.62Average Score Against 30.38

Expert Analysis and College Football Prediction

For me, the Colorado State Rams are the easy pick to get the win and ATS cover at home. I know Oregon State has gone  4-1 ATS in their last five games against teams from the Mountain West Conference and a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall, but Colorado State is a stellar 14-4-1 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games and an even more impressive 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Colorado State gets the win at home and ATS cover.

College Football Pick: Colorado State 35 Oregon State 27

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