Colorado, Colorado State Struggling Against the Spread

While expectations were low for the Colorado and Colorado State football programs entering 2022, both teams are off to the worst starts possible. The Buffaloes and Rams are struggling on both sides of the ball in search of their first win of the season.

What about the sports betting side of things? Are there any silver linings there? Let’s take a look.

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Colorado Betting Trends

The Buffs have yet to win a game this season and are currently sitting at 0-4. Those who have bet on CU to cover the spread at any point this year have come up empty as well. Colorado is just one of 11 FBS teams still searching for a victory against the spread (ATS). When looking at the average number of points teams have covered the spread, the Buffaloes are sitting at -11.3, the 10th worst mark in college football.

Compared to last year, Colorado actually covered in 50% of games, going 6-6 ATS.

When looking at point totals, the over has hit in three of four games for Colorado this season.

Ugly Stats All Around

Heading into Week 5, Colorado is averaging the third-fewest offensive points per game at a measly 11.8. Defensively, the Buffs are allowing 43.3 points per game, the sixth-most in the nation. The team’s -31.5 margin of victory is the second lowest in college football.

Looking at their Week 5 matchup, DraftKings Sportsbook has the Buffaloes as 17.5-point underdogs on the road at Arizona compared to 16.5 on FanDuel. The Wildcats are 2-2 on the year and 2-2 ATS.

Colorado State Betting Trends

If you’re reading this as a Rams fan and thinking, “Well, at least we aren’t that bad,” I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news.

Similar to CU, Colorado State has yet to cover the spread this year. That’s about as good as it gets when comparing the two schools in this bottom-of-the-barrel betting battle.

The Rams have an average point total of -20.5 against the spread, the second-worst mark in the nation, with Florida International the only team ahead of them at -22.3. 

The under has hit in all four games the Rams have played in this year, joining just 11 other schools to not have a game hit the over.

Rams Not Much Better Than CU

Offensively, CSU has mustered 10.8 points per game, barely edging out the Massachusetts Minutemen who currently have the fewest points per game at 10.0. Defensively, the Rams have allowed the seventh-most points per game at 41.0, right behind Colorado. For average margin of victory, Colorado State again bumps up against Colorado with the third-worst mark at 30.3.

The Rams will look to right the ship Week 6 against Nevada as they are on bye this week. 

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