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The Arkansas Razorbacks (-13) and Colorado State Rams are ready to go at it on the turf at Canvas Stadium. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to CBS Sports Network.
Arkansas Razorbacks at Colorado State Rams Betting Preview
Colorado State is a live dog in this one and is currently getting 13 points. The Razorbacks are also receiving -550 moneyline odds while the Rams are +375. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 67.5 points, and there could be multiple decent live betting opportunities for this game.
Sharp bettors are siding with the Razorbacks. The opening line was 11.5 and the game’s total has not moved after it was set initially at 67.5.
The Razorbacks are 1-0 against the spread (ATS) and have recorded 0.0 units so far. The team’s posted an O/U mark of 0-0. The disappointing Rams have lost 15.0 units this season. The team is 0-2 ATS and has an O/U record of 1-1.
The Razorbacks are 1-0 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Rams are 0-2 SU.
The Razorbacks are looking to stay undefeated after a 55-20 victory over Eastern Illinois last week. The passing attack was sharp as the Razorbacks completed 21-of-29 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns. Ty Storey went 12-for-17 for 261 yards and three touchdowns while Cole Kelley completed nine-of-12 for 92 yards and one touchdown. Devwah Whaley (only 28 yards on 10 rush attempts, one TD) mounted the running attack while Jordan Jones (five receptions, 132 yards, one TD) and La’Michael Pettway (five catches, 93 yards, two TDs) handled the receiving duties in the win.
One week ago, Colorado knocked off this Colorado State team by a score of 45-13. K.J. Carta-Samuels completed 18-of-33 passes for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Izzy Matthews (30 rushing yards on 15 attempts) and Marcus McElroy (61 yards on 14 carries) mounted the running game while Olabisi Johnson (six receptions, 82 yards, one TD) and Preston Williams (six catches, 49 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the loss.
If 2017’s results are any indication, then it’s looking like the Rams could hold an edge when it comes to applying pressure, as their offensive line yielded only 13 sacks last season while the D-line logged 27 sacks. The Razorbacks O-line gave up 35 sacks last year and their defense sacked opposing signal-callerss on just 19 occasions..
NCAA Tip: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Colorado State Rams
SU Winner – Colorado State, ATS Winner – Colorado State, O/U – Under
Neither team has lost a fumble yet this season
The Razorbacks threw for 18 passing touchdowns last season.
The Rams produced 29 passing touchdowns last season.
The Razorbacks created 24 rushing touchdowns last season.
The Rams put up 26 rushing touchdowns last season.
The Razorbacks logged 4.4 yards per carry last season while allowing a YPC of 5.0 to opponents.
The Rams recorded 5.0 yards per carry last season and gave up a YPC of 5.1 to opponents.
The Razorbacks offense gave up 35 sacks last season. Their defense created 19 sacks.
Rams quarterbacks were sacked 13 times last season. Their defense sacked opposing signal-callers on 27 occasions.
The Arkansas defensive unit has 2 sacks on the year while Colorado State has one.