Toledo at Colorado State College Football Betting Tips 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sonny Lubrick Field at Canvas Stadium
Patrick O'Brien and the Colorado State Rams play the Toledo Rockets at Sonny Lubrick Field at Canvas Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The odds on this contest have Toledo as 7-point favorites. The total has been set at 69. The Rockets are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Rams are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
08/06/19 OL Bryce Harris Knee is out for season
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
09/15/19 QB Collin Hill Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Toledo
08/23/19 DB Braylin Scott Eligibility is out indefinitely
In the last game they played, the Toledo Rockets played the Murray State Racers and won by a score of 45-0. Running the show from under center for the Rockets was Mitchell Guadagni who went 18/25 with 266 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Micah Kelly led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 42 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 63 yards by way of 5 carries which meant he was running for 12.6 yards per run. Danzel McKinley-Lewis was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 90 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 30.0 yards per reception for the game. The Toledo Rockets ran the football 35 times and generated 190 yards which had them averaging 5.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Rockets racked up a total of 23 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 45 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 66 plays for a total of 538 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Toledo allowed 29 catches on 40 tries for a total of 198 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.5%. Overall, they conceded 331 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Rockets allowed 133 yards on 39 carries giving the other team an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed.
The Rockets head into this matchup 1-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 34.5 points per contest, ranking them 46th in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 185.5 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the conference. For total yardage, they sit in 10th in the MAC and 108th in Division 1 with 885 yards. The Rockets have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 19 points per contest putting them 1st in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rockets have allowed 514 yards. Teams are completing 72.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try. When it comes to rushing yards, Toledo is allowing 154.5 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the conference and 76th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4 yards per carry ranking them 4th in the MAC and 68th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 309 yards rushing through 2 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Colorado State Rams played the Arkansas Razorbacks and were beaten 55-34. Marvin Kinsey Jr. paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 75 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 180 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 9.0 yards per run. Dante Wright was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 97 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 24.3 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Rams was Patrick O'Brien who went 7/10 with 106 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Colorado State Rams ran the football 38 times and added 220 yards which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 71 plays which added up to 425 yards. On the day, the Rams totaled 18 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 51 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Colorado State gave up 20 catches on 35 throws for a total of 305 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. On the ground, the Rams gave up 215 yards on 35 carries which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they conceded 520 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Rams head into this matchup 1-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Rams have one of the best offenses in the nation. Colorado State has made teams respect their running game by averaging 180 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 53rd in the country. As a team, they have a total of 540 yards rushing through 3 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Rams average 505 yards per contest overall putting them 20th in college football and 2nd in the conference. The Rams are allowing 40 points per game which puts them at 10th in the MWC and 124th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in Division 1. They are allowing 229.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Rams sit in 4th in the Mountain West. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 120 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 174 yards per contest ranking them 91st in the country and 9th in the Mountain West. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 522 yards rushing and 6.9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Rams college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rams +7
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