Colorado State at Arkansas College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is the venue where Ben Hicks and the Arkansas Razorbacks will play the Colorado State Rams on Saturday. Colorado State opens this matchup as 12.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 59.5. The Rams are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Razorbacks are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-2-0 against the spread.
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
08/23/19 DB Braylin Scott Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
09/02/19 DL Dorian Gerald Neck is out for season
08/27/19 RB T.J. Hammonds Suspension is out indefinitely
08/20/19 WR Deon Stewart ACL is out for season
08/20/19 WR Jordan Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
08/07/19 OL Noah Gatlin ACL is out for season
In the last game they played, the Colorado State Rams played the Western Illinois Leathernecks and left there with a win by a score of 38-13. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rams was Collin Hill who went 24/31 with 364 yards passing and tossed 4 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Marvin Kinsey Jr. led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 89 yards by way of 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.8 yards per tote. Dante Wright was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 108 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 18.0 yards per reception in the game. The Colorado State Rams ran the ball 36 times and earned a total of 189 yards which had them averaging 5.3 yards per carry. For the contest, the Rams racked up 25 1st downs and they had 8 infractions for 97 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In the game, they ran 69 plays which added up to 585 yards. In terms of defense, Colorado State allowed 22 completions on 37 throws totaling 151 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. On the ground, the Rams allowed 64 yards on 28 attempts giving the other team an average of 2.3 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded 215 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Rams step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 34.5 points per game, ranking them 52nd in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 160 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the conference. For total yards, they sit in 2nd in the Mountain West and 12th in college football with 1,090 yards. The Rams have one of the worst defenses in college football, giving up 32.5 points per game which has them at 8th in the MWC. In discussing rushing yards, Colorado State is giving up 153.5 yards per game ranking them 8th in the Mountain West and 80th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush putting them 10th in the MWC and 102nd in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 307 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rams have allowed 770 yards. Opponents are completing 61.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try.
In their last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks went up against the Ole Miss Rebels and went home in defeat by a score of 31-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Razorbacks was Nick Starkel who went 17/24 with 201 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Rakeem Boyd led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 67 yards via 17 carries which meant he was running for 3.9 yards per carry. Trey Knox led the team in receiving yardage by earning 88 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 14.7 yards per catch for the game. The Arkansas Razorbacks ran the ball a total of 26 times and totaled 61 yards earning them an average of 2.3 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Razorbacks totaled 18 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 55 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they ran 67 plays which added up to 361 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arkansas allowed 16 catches on 24 throws for a total of 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the ground, the Razorbacks allowed 237 yards on 53 runs which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 483 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Razorbacks come into this matchup with a record of 1-1. Arkansas needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 132.5 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 93rd in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 265 rushing yards through 2 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Razorbacks average 378 yards per game overall which has them at 87th in D-1 and 12th in the SEC. The Razorbacks are giving up 22 points per contest ranking them 12th in the Southeastern Conference and 57th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are allowing 200.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Razorbacks currently sit at 7th in the SEC. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 44 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 156 yards per game which puts them at 85th in the nation and 11th in the conference. This season, they have conceded 312 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Razorbacks -12.5
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