Colorado State at Fresno State - 10/29/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
Photo by Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Fresno State Bulldogs (0-1) vs Colorado State Rams (0-0)
Game Info: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
Betting Odds: Fresno State Bulldogs Pick Em-- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: CBSSN Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Colorado State Rams and Fresno State Bulldogs face off on Thursday in a college football showdown at Bulldog Stadium.
The Fresno State Bulldogs have had a lot of changes this offseason and it showed in their first game as they struggled against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Fresno State didn’t play terrible in the first half, but in the second half they only scored ten points, and that led to the loss. Quarterback Jake Haener had some major struggles throwing three interceptions and if they want to win this game, the turnovers are going to need to improve. Fresno State’s defense also struggled against the run and that could become a problem against a run first team like Colorado State.
On the other side of this matchup is the Colorado State Rams who also have a new first-year head coach in Steve Addazio. The good news for the Rams this season is they can build off an offense that was elite last season. Even though they found success a lot of that was through the air, and this is a team that will probably have a new identity with the running game.On defense this is a team that has a strong defensive line that should spend a lot of time in the backfield. One big issue for this team could be the linebackers corps who lost a lot of the team through transfer. In this game the defense is going to have to be good, especially with the secondary. The Rams were supposed to already have a game under their belt, but because of COVID the first game was cancelled.
The under is 10-1 in Colorado State’s last 11 conference games. Colorado State is 7-3 in their 10 conference games. The under is 22-8 is Fresno State’s last 30 conference games. The home team is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between Colorado State and Fresno State.
Fresno State struggles against the run and Colorado State is going to run wild in this game. Haener is going to struggle with the turnovers and the visiting team is going to have no issues. Back Colorado State against the spread.