|2013 College Football Week 4 Odds & Spread: Colorado State vs. Alabama|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:00|
Colorado State vs. Alabama Odds
Alabama is 2-0 on the season, 1-1 against the spread and playing in its home opener. Colorado State is 1-2 on the season, 0-1 on the road and 2-1 against the spread. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Alabama is 11-4 against the spread in its last 15 non-conference games while Colorado State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games following a win and 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on grass.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Alabama is the heavy favorite at home, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -39.5 points against Colorado State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 38 points. The spread was never lower than that, and has currently peaked at 39.5. The over/under total opened at 51.5 points and hit a high of 52 before falling back to 51 points.
Alabama is coming off a hard-fought 49-42 win over Texas A&M on the road last Saturday. The Crimson Tide struggled defensively, allowing 628 total yards to the Aggies, but the offense had a strong showing, racking up 568 total yards. Quarterback A.J. McCarron went 20 of 29 passing for 334 yards and four touchdowns while T.J. Yeldon rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
Colorado State started the season 0-2 and then bounced back with a 34-17 win over Cal Poly last Saturday at home. The Rams are averaging 29.3 points per game on offense and also allowing 29.3 points per game on defense. Quarterback Garrett Grayson has led the offense thus far, throwing for 606 yards and four touchdowns while running back Chris Nwoke has rushed for 236 yards and a touchdown.
In terms of Injuries, Alabama running back Alvin Kamara (knee) and defensive lineman Wilson Love (concussion) are both questionable for the game. Colorado State receiver Charless Lovett (knee) is also questionable for Saturday.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Alabama, as the Crimson Tide are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -39.5 points against Colorado State.