Michigan Wolverines vs. Colorado State Rams Picks and Prediction – September 3

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The No. 8 Michigan Wolverines (0-0) and Colorado State Rams (0-0) will clash at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Michigan vs. Colorado State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 31 points, with oddsmakers listing Michigan as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Michigan has -8750 odds to pick up the win, while Colorado State is listed at +1825 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 60.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Michigan vs. Colorado State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Stadium: Michigan Stadium

Betting Preview


  • Michigan put up 7.5 more points per game (35.8) than Colorado State gave up (28.3) last year.
  • When the Wolverines scored over 28.3 points last year, they were 9-1 against the spread and 9-1 overall.
  • Michigan collected 442.9 yards per game last year, 64.1 more yards than the 378.8 Colorado State allowed per outing.
  • When the Wolverines picked up over 378.8 yards last year, the team was 8-1 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
  • Last season Michigan rushed for 46.3 more yards per game (214.1) than Colorado State allowed per contest (167.8).
  • Last year the Wolverines had a 7-0 ATS record and a 7-0 overall record in games the team rushed for over 167.8 yards.

Colorado State

  • Colorado State scored 23.7 points per game last season, 6.3 more than Michigan allowed (17.4).
  • The Rams were 3-6 against the spread and 3-6 overall in games when they put up more than 17.4 points last year.
  • Colorado State racked up 85.2 more yards per game (415.8) than Michigan gave up per contest (330.6) last season.
  • When the Rams churned out more than 330.6 yards last year, the team was 2-7 against the spread and 2-7 overall.
  • Last year Colorado State racked up 164.1 rushing yards per game, 37.7 more than Michigan allowed per contest (126.4).
  • The Rams had a 3-5 ATS record and a 3-5 overall record when the team ran for more than 126.4 yards last year.

Michigan vs. Colorado State Betting Analysis

Michigan Betting Insights

  • Against the spread, Michigan went 11-3-0 last season.
  • The Wolverines won 10 of the 11 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (90.9%).
  • The Wolverines did not play a game last season with moneyline odds of -8750 or shorter.
  • Out of 14 Michigan games last season, seven went over the total.

Rams Betting Insights

  • Colorado State’s record against the spread last season was 4-8-0.
  • Last season, the Rams were the underdog five times and won one of those games.
  • The Rams were not a bigger underdog last season than the +1825 moneyline set for this game.
  • Out of 12 Colorado State games last year, six hit the over.

Michigan vs. Colorado State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.8 53.8 49.2
Implied Total AVG 31.9 35.0 27.8
ATS Record 11-3-0 6-2-0 5-1-0
Over/Under Record 7-7-0 2-6-0 5-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 10-1 6-0 4-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-1 1-1 1-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 50.3 50.2 50.3
Implied Total AVG 28.6 26.8 30.3
ATS Record 4-8-0 1-5-0 3-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 4-2-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-5 1-2 1-3
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-4 0-3 1-1

Last Season’s Leaders


  • On defense last year, Aidan Hutchinson helped lead the charge with 62 tackles, 12.0 TFL, and 14 sacks in 14 games.
  • In 14 games in 2021, David Ojabo recorded 34 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and 11 sacks.
  • Josh Ross compiled 0.5 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 102 tackles in 14 games played a season ago.
  • Daxton Hill compiled 0.5 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL, 65 tackles, and two interceptions in 14 games.


  • Scott Patchan was on the field for 12 games, registering 11.5 sacks to go with 15.0 TFL and 58 tackles.
  • On defense, Cam’Ron Carter posted 6.0 sacks to go with 7.0 TFL, 86 tackles, and one interception.
  • Tywan Francis played in 12 games and compiled 74 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • The contributions of Dequan Jackson, who was on the field for 12 games, included 1.0 sack to go with 7.0 TFL and 69 tackles.

Michigan vs. Colorado State Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Michigan, and we predict that Michigan will cover the spread (Michigan -31). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 60.5 points.

Michigan vs. Colorado State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Wolverines (-31)

    Pick OU:

    Under (60.5)

How to Bet on Michigan vs. Colorado State

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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