Utah State vs. Colorado State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MWC rivals will battle when the Utah State Aggies (2-4) meet the Colorado State Rams (1-4).

Utah State vs. Colorado State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Utah State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Utah State has -591 odds to pick up the win, while Colorado State is listed at +423 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 45.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Utah State vs. Colorado State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Stadium: Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium

Betting Preview

Utah State

Utah State ranks 95th in total offense (364.7 yards per game) and 90th in total defense (400.0 yards allowed per game) this year. It’s been a difficult stretch for Utah State, which ranks 20th-worst in scoring offense (20.3 points per game) and 16th-worst in scoring defense (34.8 points per game allowed) in 2022. Utah State ranks 105th in pass offense (203.8 passing yards per game) and 36th in pass defense (199.0 passing yards allowed per game) this season. Despite sporting a bottom-25 run defense that ranks 14th-worst in the FBS (201.0 rushing yards allowed per game), Utah State has played better on offense, ranking 60th in the FBS by averaging 160.8 rushing yards per game. With a 29.2% third-down conversion rate (eighth-worst) and a 44.7% third-down rate allowed on defense (14th-worst), Utah State has been playing poorly on both sides of the ball this year in terms of third-down efficiency. Utah State has forced nine total turnovers (53rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 16 times (129th in the FBS) for -7a turnover margin of -7, 100th-ranked in college football.

Colorado State

Colorado State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, putting up 244.4 total yards per game, which ranks second-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 93rd with 402.6 total yards surrendered per contest. This season has been difficult for Colorado State on both offense and defense, as it is compiling only 12.0 points per game (worst) and ceding 35.6 points per game (13th-worst). Colorado State ranks 17th-worst in passing yards per game (172.2), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 91st in the FBS with 248.6 passing yards surrendered per contest. Colorado State’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking third-worst in the FBS with 72.2 rushing yards per game. It has been better defensively, allowing 154.0 rushing yards per contest (86th-ranked). Colorado State has struggled on both sides of the ball on third down this season, ranking worst in third-down conversion percentage (17.7%) and 22nd-worst in third-down percentage allowed (43.5%). With seven forced turnovers (86th in the FBS) and 12 turnovers committed (110th in the FBS) this season, Colorado State ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -5.

Utah State vs. Colorado State Betting Analysis

Utah State Betting Insights

Utah State has covered the spread in a game two times this season (2-4-0). Utah State is winless against the spread when it is 13.5-point or greater favorites (0-1). Utah State games have gone over the total twice this season. The Aggies have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Aggies have played as a moneyline favorite of -591 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Rams Betting Insights

Colorado State has covered the spread in a matchup one time this season (1-4-0). Colorado State has yet to cover a spread when it is at least 13.5-point underdogs (0-2). Games involving Colorado State have yet to hit the over once this season. This season, the Rams have won one out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Rams have been at least a +423 moneyline underdog two times this season, but lost all of those games.

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Utah State vs. Colorado State Against The Spread & Betting Records

Utah State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.3 58.3 61.5
Implied Total AVG 39.3 35.0 48.0
ATS Record 2-4-0 1-3-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-4-0 1-3-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 1-1 0-1

Rams

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.1 58.8 52.7
Implied Total AVG 34.8 34.5 35.0
ATS Record 1-4-0 0-2-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 0-5-0 0-2-0 0-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-3 0-1 1-2

Players to Watch

Utah State

  • With 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 42 tackles in six games, AJ Vongphachanh has been a key piece of the Aggies’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Aggies’ defense has been aided by MJ Tafisi, who has suited up for six games and amassed 1.0 sack to go with 4.0 TFL and 41 tackles.
  • With 32 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two interceptions in six games, Hunter Reynolds has been a key contributor to the Aggies’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • A significant contributor to the Aggies’ defensive unit, Ajani Carter has one interception to go with 25 tackles and one pass defended in six games.

Rams

  • Jack Howell has been wreaking havoc on defense, collecting three interceptions to go with 43 tackles and three passes defended for the Rams.
  • The Rams’ Mohamed Kamara has collected 4.0 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 11 tackles in five games.
  • In five games for the Rams, Dequan Jackson has compiled 29 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
  • The Rams’ Tywan Francis has posted 30 tackles and 2.0 TFL in four games.

Utah State vs. Colorado State Predictions and Pick

Utah State vs. Colorado State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Rams (+13.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (45.5)

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How to Bet on Utah State vs. Colorado State

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Utah State, and we expect that Colorado State will cover the spread (Utah State -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 45.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

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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