2022 NCAA College Football Game
Colorado State Rams (0-0, 0-0) vs. Michigan Wolverines (0-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Michigan Stadium — Ann Arbor, MI
Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the Colorado State Rams and Michigan Wolverines. The Rams are rebuilding off a 3-9 season but hired former Nevada head coach Jay Norvell to bring CSU back to relevance.
A tall task for the revamped Rams to start the season in Ann Arbor against last year's Big Ten champions. Michigan is loaded again this year and open the season ranked No. 8 in the country for head coach Jim Harbaugh.
CSU vs Michigan Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CSU: (+1600) | MICH: (-4500)
Spread: CSU: +30.5 (-105) | MICH: 30.5 (-115)
Total: 61.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)
Michigan enters this contest as the huge favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 12:00 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 61.5, which has moved up sharply from the opener of 58.5.
CSU vs Michigan Prediction & Pick
Colorado State should pass more this season under Norvell, and the Rams position unit strength is at wide receiver. But with a freshman quarterback, rebuilding offensive line and at least 12 new transfers starting, it will take some time to get going and build chemistry.
That is especially true against a Michigan team with the Big Ten's top-rated offensive line and positional strength across the board, including top special teams. Harbaugh plays the bully role in the opener at home against a Rams team that won't be able to slow the Wolverines.
Final Score Prediction: Michigan: 55 | Colorado State: 13
CSU vs Michigan Betting Trends
- Michigan has covered 13 of its last 18 as a home favorite.
- Michigan was 2-0 against the spread (ATS) as home favorite last year vs non-Power 5 teams, scoring 47 and 63 points
- The under is 12-3 in Colorado's last 15 games as an underdog of more than 14 points
- Norvell coached teams are 18-11 ATS as an underdog including 9-0 ATS the last nine games.
CSU vs Michigan Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Again, the talent level difference between these two teams is quite noticeable. A dominating win is projected by Michigan.