The Arkansas Razorbacks (-13) and Colorado State Rams are ready to collide on the turf at Canvas Stadium. The matchup is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and CBS Sports Network will televise the action.
Betting Preview: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Colorado State Rams
Colorado State is playing the role of underdog and is currently getting 13 points in this Saturday game. The Razorbacks are also receiving -550 moneyline odds while the Rams are +375. Vegas has placed the over/under (O/U) at 67.5 points. If the underdog strikes early on, it would probably produce a reasonable betting scenario in-game.
The sharp action is siding with the Razorbacks, as the line opened at 11.5. The total has yet to change after being initially posted at 67.5.
The Razorbacks are 1-0 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.0 units so far. The team has posted an O/U record of 0-0.
The Rams have been a disappointment to moneyline bettors this season, losing 15.0 units. The team is 0-2 ATS and has an O/U record of 1-1.
The Razorbacks have gone 1-0 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Rams are 0-2 SU.
The Razorbacks are looking to stay undefeated following a 55-20 win over Eastern Illinois last weekTheir defense allowed the Panthers to run for 127 yards on 41 rush attempts. Alexander Hollins had a productive day for the Panthers in that one with 127 yards and three touchdowns on nine catches. On the offensive side, 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 rushing yards on 10 attempts, one TD) led the running attack in the win while Jordan Jones (five receptions, 132 yards, one TD) and La’Michael Pettway (five catches, 93 yards, two TDs) handled the receiving duties.
Colorado State most-recently dropped an ugly 45-13 game to Colorado. The defense allowed the Buffaloes to pass for 338 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 258 yards and two scores. Laviska Shenault Jr. torched the defense, recording 211 yards on 11 catches for Colorado. For Colorado State, K.J. Carta-Samuels completed 18-of-33 passes for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Izzy Matthews (30 yards on 15 rush attempts) and Marcus McElroy (61 yards on 14 carries) spearheaded the ground game in the defeat while Olabisi Johnson (six receptions, 82 yards, one TD) and Preston Williams (six catches, 49 yards) led the pass-catching attack.
It appears that the Rams could hold an edge when it comes to applying pressure. Their offensive line allowed only 13 sacks last season while their D-line logged 27 sacks. The Razorbacks O-line gave up 35 sacks last year and their defense sacked opposing signal-callerss just 19 times..
Arkansas Razorbacks at Colorado State Rams Free Pick
SU Winner: Colorado State, ATS Winner: Colorado State, O/U: Under
Team Betting Trends
- The Arkansas defense has 2 sacks on the year while Colorado State has one.
- Neither team has lost a fumble yet this year,
- The Razorbacks offensive line yielded 35 sacks last season. Their defense created 19 sacks.
- Rams quarterbacks were sacked 13 times last season. Their defense was able to sack opposing QBs 27 times.