The Colorado State Rams and Wyoming Cowboys are ready to go at it on the turf at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. This showdown will kick off fairly late for those on the East Coast (9:30 p.m. ET) and ESPN2 is scheduled to broadcast the action.
Colorado State vs. Wyoming Betting Odds 11/22/2019
Wyoming is giving up 7 points in this MWC game. The Rams are currently getting +220 moneyline odds while the Cowboys are -300. This MWC matchup will probably offer multiple in-game betting scenarios. The over/under has been set at 48.5 points.
The game’s total has swung lower after opening at 49. The original spread of -7 has yet to change.
The Rams are 4-6 straight up (SU), including 3-3 SU against MWC opponents. The Cowboys are 6-4 SU overall and are also 3-3 SU in conference play. Both of these teams have rewarded gamblers this year as the Rams have gained 2.3 units while the Cowboys are up 6.0 units.
The Rams fell to Air Force 38-21 in a blowout where their defense allowed the Falcons to run for 227 yards on 50 rush attempts, along with one rushing TD. Kadin Remsberg had a productive day for the opposition in that one with 101 rushing yards on 17 attempts. On the offense, Patrick O’Brien completed 28 passes for 347 yards, two scores and one interception. Warren Jackson (eight receptions, 88 yards) and Trey McBride (six catches, 66 yards, one TD) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
One game ago, Utah State took care of this Wyoming team by a score of 26-21. The Cowboys defensive unit allowed the Aggies to pass for 317 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 105 yards. Siaosi Mariner put up a solid showing, recording 123 yards on four catches for Utah State. For Wyoming, Tyler Vander Waal completed 20-of-36 passes for 185 yards and three interceptions. Xazavian Valladay (114 rushing yards on 25 attempts) led the running game as Josh Harshman (six receptions, 76 yards) and Austin Conway (five catches, 64 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the loss.
Colorado State has run the ball on 47.8 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Wyoming has an overall rush percentage of 69.3 percent. The Rams have produced 145 rush yards/game (including 103 per game versus Mountain West opponents) and have 17 scores on the ground this year. The Cowboys are logging 220 rushing yards per contest (222 in conference) and have 23 total rush TDs.
If 2019 results are any indication, then the Cowboys should own an advantage in terms of efficiency in the ground game, as their running backs has generated 4.9 yards per carry while their defense is allowing a YPC of 2.8 to opponents. The Rams have ran for 4.2 yards per carry while allowing 5.1 YPC to opponents.
The Rams have averaged 316 yards through the air overall (296 per game against conference opposition) and have 18 passing scores so far. The Cowboys have put up 134 pass yards per outing (147.5 in the MWC) and have eight total pass TDs.
Colorado State appears to hold an advantage when it comes to limiting the pass. The team’s let opponents run for an average of 207 yards and pass for 185 yards per game. Wyoming has allowed 98.3 yards per game on the ground and 282.1 to opposing teams in the air. The Cowboys are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.57 to opponents, while the Rams have allowed a 6.18 ANY/A.
O’Brien is up to 2,063 passing yards on the year, and has connected on 149-of-242 attempts with 10 passing touchdowns and four interceptions. O’Brien has a 7.44 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 6.68 over the last two outings.
On the other sideline, Tyler Vander Waal has tallied 269 yards, one TD and three INTs. Vander Waal’s ANY/A stands at a very poor 2.16 for the year and 2.61 over his last two games.
When these two teams faced one another a year ago, Wyoming earned the win 34-21.
Colorado State Rams at Wyoming Cowboys Free Prediction
SU Winner – Wyoming, ATS Winner – Wyoming, O/U – Over
Team Betting Notes
The Over/Under for Colorado State’s last game going into it was 62. The under cashed in the team’s 38-21 loss to Air Force.
Colorado State has averaged 3.7 yards per carry over its past three games and 3.2 over its last two.
Wyoming has averaged 4.1 yards per carry over its last three outings and 3.2 over its past two.
Wyoming has lost three fumbles this season while Colorado State has lost 13.
Over its last three games, Colorado State is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Wyoming’s last outing was set at 51.5. The under cashed in that 26-21 defeat to Utah State.
In its last three contests, Wyoming is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in each of those three.
The Rams offense has recorded 16 pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Cowboys have accounted for five such plays.
The Colorado State defense has allowed five pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Wyoming has given up six such plays.
The Colorado State offense has created 15 rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Wyoming has created 22 such runs.
The Rams defense has allowed 20 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Cowboys have given up five such runs.
The Wyoming defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 30 times this year. Colorado State has registered just 22 sacks.