Nevada Wolf Pack vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (+5.5)
Canvas Stadium is where the Colorado State Rams (3-8) will attempt to defeat the Nevada Wolf Pack (7-4) on Saturday. Nevada opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 55.5.
The Nevada Wolf Pack come into this matchup with a record of 7-4 for this season. In their last game, the Wolf Pack faced the Air Force Falcons and took a loss by a final of 41-39. Carson Strong finished 27/44 with 351 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 153.8 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Toa Taua led the offense in rushing for the Wolf Pack with 15 totes for 77 yards (5.1 yds per attempt). In all, they ran 71 plays which totaled 369 yds. The Nevada Wolf Pack ended up running the ball 27 different times and amassed 18 yards, which had them averaging 0.7 yards per carry. Against the run, the Wolf Pack conceded 476 yards on 83 tries, which averages out to 5.7 yds per rush surrendered. Nevada gave up 1 pass completions on 5 tries for 23 yards, and a completion rate of 20.0%.
The Wolf Pack have racked up 4,748 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Nevada has amassed 33 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 10 different times. Nevada has 252 first downs, and they have been flagged for 80 penalties for 661 yards. As a unit they're averaging 60.0 yards in the run game which is 130th in D-1. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Nevada Wolf Pack have an average of 35.3 points per game.
The Wolf Pack are ranked 77th in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 25.7 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 171.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Overall, they have given up 1,881 running yards through 11 contests. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Wolf Pack have given up 2,492 yds which puts them in 81st in D-1. They are giving up 226.5 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.1%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 397.5 yards/game which ranks them 91st in college football. They have given up 17 touchdowns by air as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Rams head into this game 3-8 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Rams went home defeated by a final of 50-45 against the Hawaii Warriors. David Bailey ran the football 16 times for 87 yds, finishing the game with 5.4 yds per attempt for Colorado State. Todd Centeio (5 TDs) ended the contest with 527 yds on 29/48 passing while his QB rating was 178.7. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.0. Colorado State gave up 38 running attempts for 129 yds (3.4 yards per carry). The Rams pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 56.1%, surrendering 406 yards on 23 out of 41 passing. The Rams finished with 651 yards and they ran 85 plays (7.7 yds per play). Colorado State ran the football for 3.4 yds per carry, totaling 124 yds on 37 attempts.
The Colorado State Rams maintain an average of 413.5 yards/game, ranking them 62nd in Division 1. The Colorado State offense has accrued 772 penalty yards on 80 violations, which is 27th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. For the year so far, the Rams have a total of 2,807 passing yards along with an average of 255.2 passing yards per game, which is ranked 46th in D-1. Concerning putting points on the board, the Rams are 95th in the country with an average of 24.9 points per contest.
Colorado State has allowed a total of 1,788 yards rushing (162.5 yards per outing) as well as 15 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have surrendered 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 202.8 yards per outing, which has them in 40th in college football. The Rams defense has been on the field for 767 plays, which has them ranked 95th in D-1. The Rams are surrendering 26.1 points per game, ranking them 79th in the country. This season, they have given up 287 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Rams college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack -5.5
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