Colorado State Rams vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 10/30/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Location: Bulldog Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State (+1.5)
Todd Centeio and the Colorado State Rams (0-0) are headed to Bulldog Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (0-1). Colorado State opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 55.5.
In the last game they played in 2019, the Colorado State Rams took the field against the Boise State Broncos and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-24. Patrick O'Brien went 26/40 with 289 yards via the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. Jaylen Thomas led the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this outing. He rushed for 36 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per carry. Trey McBride was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 101 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 11.2 yards per catch in this outing.
The Rams earned 5,249 total yards for the prior season. As a unit they held an average of 132.2 yards on the ground, which had them sitting 72nd in the nation. Colorado State amassed 22 touchdowns via the pass and 18 rushing touchdowns. When talking about scoring points, the Colorado State Rams held an average of 28.1 points per outing. The Rams were ranked 72nd in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 31.2 points per contest. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per rush and 196.0 yards on the ground per game last year. For the season, they allowed 2,352 rushing yards through 12 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Rams gave up 2,179 yds which had them ranked 114th in the nation. They relinquished 19 touchdowns via the pass as well as 23 touchdowns on the ground. They conceded 377.6 yards per game ranking them 52nd in the country.
Todd Centeio has completed 48 of his attempted career 71 passes for a completion percentage of 67.6%. He is averaging 26.7 yds per outing. For his career, Centeio has thrown for 613 yards with 7 TD's and 1 interception. His QB rating is 169.8 with a touchdown rate of 9.9% and an interception percentage of 1.4%. Since his college career started, he has attempted a run 71 different times for a total of 235 yards.
The last time they took the field, the Fresno State Bulldogs played the Hawaii Warriors and ended up taking the loss by a score of 34-19. Ronnie Rivers led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he notched 1 TD for this outing. He ran for a total of 79 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 4.4 yards per tote. Keric Wheatfall was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 73 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 24.3 yards per reception in this game. Jake Haener went 17/31 with 289 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 3 picks for the contest.
Over the course of the season so far, the Bulldogs have an average of 289 yards through the air per game, which has them ranked 22nd in the country. The Fresno State Bulldogs have an average of 409 yards per game ranking them 49th in the country. They average 120 yards per game via the rush. Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Bulldogs are ranked 89th in the nation holding an average of 19 PPG. The Bulldogs are giving up 34 points per game, ranking them 83rd in the country. Fresno State has allowed the opposition a total of 323 yards rushing as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground this season.
During the 4 games in his college career, Jake Haener has completed 26 of his 44 attempts for 396 yds. He averages 99 yds per game through the air with a 131.5 QB rating. Haener has thrown 2 TD's compared to 4 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 28 yds on 14 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 4.5% and his interception percentage is 9.1%.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams +1.5
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