Colorado State Rams vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State (+9.5)
Dignity Health Sports Park is the site where Carson Baker and the San Diego State Aztecs (3-3) will take on the Colorado State Rams (1-2) on Saturday. San Diego State opens this game as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 47.5.
The last time they played, the Colorado State Rams took on the Boise State Broncos and took the loss by a score of 52-21. A'Jon Vivens paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this outing. He ran for a total of 76 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 6.3 yards per run. Dante Wright led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 109 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 21.8 yards per reception for the game. Patrick O'Brien went 9/20 with 140 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 pick for the game.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Colorado State Rams are sitting at 24.0 PPG. Offensively they hold an average of 125.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 104th in college football. The Rams have racked up 1,029 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring, Colorado State has compiled 4 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yards, the Rams are giving up 871 yds which ranks them 33rd in the nation. In total, they have given up 396.0 yards/game which has them sitting 71st in the country. The Rams rank 127th in the country concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 38.0 PPG. They are allowing an average of 2.5 yards per run and 105.7 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. In their 3 games played, they have allowed 290.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.2%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 317 running yards through 3 games.
For his career, O'Brien has thrown for a total of 3,472 yds with 16 TD's and 9 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 94 times totaling -13 rushing yards. His QB rating is 138.5 with a TD percentage of 3.8% and an interception percentage of 2.1%. He is averaging 204.2 yards per game. Patrick O'Brien has connected on 261 of his attempted career 424 throws for a completion percentage of 61.6%.
In the last game they played, the San Diego State Aztecs went up against the Colorado Buffaloes and added a loss to their record by a score of 20-10. Jordon Brookshire went 7/19 with 50 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest. Jordon Brookshire led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 50 yards via 13 carries which meant he averaged 3.8 yards per run. Daniel Bellinger was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 38 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 12.7 yards per catch for the game.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Aztecs currently sit 88th in the nation by tallying 25.7 PPG. For the year thus far, the Aztecs have compiled 851 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 141.8 passing yards per outing, which ranks 117th in college football. They average 218.2 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,309 yards for the year. The San Diego State Aztecs hold an average of 360.0 yards per contest which ranks them 96th in D-1. San Diego State has surrendered a total of 587 yards on the ground (97.8 yards per contest) and 3 touchdowns rushing this season. The Aztecs are conceding 16.2 PPG, which has them 20th in Division 1. Overall, they have allowed 97 points. They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 172.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 19th in the nation.
Carson Baker has thrown 4 touchdowns while giving up 3 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 3.1% and his interception rate is 2.3%. He has rushed for 8 yards on 33 attempts. He averages 112.7 yards per game through the air with a 117.4 QB rating. During the 7 contests in his career, Carson Baker has completed 78 of 129 tries for a total of 789 yards.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aztecs -9.5
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