College football betting lines opened with Utah as a 7.5-point road chalk for this one as the Utes are a favorite to beat the college football odds and win the Mountain West.
The Utah Utes entered the 2009 the college football betting lines season coming off their greatest year ever but lost 12 starters and were not considered a favorite to be a college football odds national contender. While a repeat of last year’s 13-0 straight up season didn’t appear to be likely for Utah’s college football betting lines prospects the Utes were considered a top shelf contender for the Mountain West title and so far they have lived up to their preseason billing. Utah enters this college football betting lines matchup with a record of 3-1 straight up but just 1-3 against the spread. The Utes have been something of a college football betting lines overlay due to their new found notoriety with the gambling public. After a loss to the college football betting lines at Oregon 24-31 as 3.5-point dogs the Utes scored their first college football odds payout of the season on September 26 when they defeated Louisville 30-14 as 4-point home chalks. Utah has proven to be a one of the better rushing teams on the college football betting lines board and is led by Matt Asiata, who has 330 yards and 4 touchdowns so far this season.
The Colorado State Rams made a huge college football betting lines statement in their season opening win at Colorado and went on to win the 2 games that followed. The Rams have suffered 2 consecutive college football betting lines losses however as they lost their Mountain West opener at BYU 23-42 as 18-point dogs and then were upset last week at Idaho 29-31 as 4.5-point road chalks. The Rams are one of the better passing teams on the college football betting lines board. Quarterback Grant Stucker has 1245 yards passing with 10 TD’s.
Utah has covered 5 of their last 6 meetings with Colorado State. The two teams have gone under the total in 4 of their last 5 matchups at Colorado State.