Colorado State vs. Colorado Betting Odds & Pick: Are the Buffs Overvalued?

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  • Collin Wilson breaks down Colorado vs. Colorado State and whether or not you should fade or follow the money that's come in on the Buffaloes.

Colorado State vs. Colorado Betting Odds

  • Odds: Colorado -13.5
  • Over/Under: 56
  • Date: Friday, Aug. 30
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Denver, Colo.

All odds above are as of 9 a.m. ET on Friday and via PointsBet.

There aren’t high expectations in Boulder or Fort Collins this fall, but both Colorado and Colorado State will be looking to kick off the season on the right foot on Friday night.

One of my first plays of the season came months ago in The Action App on Colorado at -10. That number has since steamed up three points at most books, so is there still a reason to back the Buffs?

Colorado State is 125th in returning production, returning just 24 starts on the offensive line and two receivers with more than 25 targets. Passing game continuity should be a consistent issue for the Rams.

The biggest stars in this game both play for the Colorado offense in quarterback Steven Montez and wide receiver Laviska Shenault. New head coach Mel Tucker and offensive coordinator Jay Johnson have stressed a run-pass balance, but a future NFL player like Shenault will bend that methodology.

Unbelievable throw and catch to give Colorado a late lead in Lincoln 👀 pic.twitter.com/gbO0809dTm

— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 8, 2018

Colorado has won this series the past three times with a combined score of 106-23. The Buffaloes had issues with efficiency on offense, but the explosive plays gave Colorado a rank of 31st in IsoPPP.

The addition of Johnson as offensive coordinator is expected to get more consistency out of Montez.

Both Rams coach Mike Bobo and Tucker are looking to build in the state of Colorado and recruit Georgia heavy, but currently the Buffaloes are dominating every aspect.

Simply put, no player on the Colorado State roster will have the athleticism to stop the Colorado offense from busting big plays.

The Pick: Colorado -13

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