Conference play is the theme of Week 7 of the 2022 NCAA college football season. Mountain West fans have quite a few games to look forward to, including a showdown between the Utah State Aggies and Colorado State Rams.
Both schools snapped four-game losing streaks last week, meaning one team's momentum is about to come to a screeching halt on Saturday. Can Utah State improve its MWC record to 2-1? Or will Utah State continue staying perfect against conference rivals?
Utah State vs Colorado State Odds
According to FanDuel Sportsbook's college football odds, Utah State is a clear -500 favorite on the moneyline (12.5-point spread) in a game with a 45.5-point over/under.
What should college football fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?
Utah State vs Colorado State Prediction and Best Bet
Don't expect any stellar defense from either MWC school here. Utah State allows a whopping 46.5 points per game on the road this season, while Colorado State surrenders 34.4 PPG overall (No. 101).
Having said that, it's hard to have any faith in the Rams' offense. There has yet to be a game this season where Colorado State has hit the 20-point mark, finishing with 14 or fewer points four times while finishing with a single-digit total twice.
Furthermore, Utah State has gotten the better of Colorado State lately, winning six of the last nine matchups — including the last three in a row. The Aggies might not be perfect this season, but they've at least averaged 28 points over their last three outings this season.
With how bad Colorado State's offense has been this season, I'm giving the edge to Utah State. Nevertheless, the Aggies' last three victories over the Rams were by an average margin of 5.7 points.
I could see things being closer than anticipated here, so give me Colorado State at +12.5 on the spread and the total hitting over 45.5 points.
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