Alabama Vs Colorado State Spread & ATS PickJosh Bailey
Is Colorado State Worthy of a Wager as Huge Road Dogs Against No. 1 Alabama?
The Colorado State Rams don’t have any chance of pulling off the outright upset over the mighty, No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide when they battle in Week 3 on Saturday. What college football bettors everywhere need to know is whether or not the Rams have a chance of covering the huge college football week 3 betting spread as four-touchdown road underdogs.
Let’s find out if Colorado State has what it takes to get the ATS cover.
Colorado State Rams vs Alabama Crimson Tide State Spread & ATS Pick
Colorado State Rams (2-1) at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Spread: Alabama Crimson Tide -28.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Why Bet the Colorado State Rams Spread at +28.5
The Colorado State laid a huge smackdown on Abilene Christian in their 38-10 Week 2 win to move to 2-1 on the season as quarterback Nick Stevens completed 25 of 40 pass attempts for 342 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Running back Izzy Matthews led the Rams with 89 rushing yards on 12 carries while adding three catches for 34 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Michael Gallup caught a team-high 10 passes for 103 yards and one score while Detrich Clark added another touchdown reception.
Defensively, sophomore safety Jamal Hicks picked off two passes in the win and the Rams limited the Wildcats to just 77 rushing yards in the win. Rams coach Mike Bobo spoke on Alabama’s ferocious front four.
"The more tape you watch, the scarier it gets," Bobo said in his Monday press conference. "It always has been a great program. Everybody says that they get the best players in the country, and they do get a lot of the best players in the country. But when you watch this team on tape, offensively, defensively and special teams, it’s probably the best-coached football team that I’ve seen in a long time."
Why Bet the Alabama Crimson Tide Spread at -28.5
The top-ranked Crimson Tide spanked Fresno State in their 41-10 Week 2 win but failed to cover the spread as a 42.5-point home favorite. Dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 14 of 28 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown while rushing 10 times for an additional 154 yards and two scores in the win. Running back Damien Harris added a rushing score of his own and receivers Hale Hentges and Henry Ruggs III both added touchdown grabs in the win.
"Colorado State is a really good football team," Alabama coach Nick Saban said.
"I think Mike Bobo has done a really good job there. These guys play hard, they’re physical, they’re very aggressive in their style. They can run the ball; they can throw the ball. They’ve got a good quarterback. They’ve got a lot of balance in what they do.
Alabama Vs Colorado State Expert Analysis and Prediction
I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I like Colorado State to cover the big spread as Alabama clearly doesn’t have the most explosive offense around and the Rams are a lot better than you think.
Colorado State has gone 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games while Alabama is just 1-4 ATS in their last five games. The Tide will win easily, but the ATS cover goes to Colorado State.
Pick: Colorado State +28.5