The Colorado State Rams are big NCAA football betting underdogs this Saturday but, according to The Coloradoan, CSU is “impressed but not in awe of Alabama.” Head coach Mike Bobo didn’t, though, like his predecessor Jim McElwain in 2013, call the Crimson Tide “glass-eaters and fire-breathers.” Maybe they hired a new dietician. In any case, “You play the game, you compete, you play it to win, and that’s what we’re going to do is play the game to win,” Bobo said. “There are no moral victories to me.”
- Date: Saturday, 16th September
- Time: 7:05 PM
- Venue: Bryant–Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
- Online Sportsbook Vegas odds College Football Betting:
Colorado State +28½ (-110) 53½ (-110) +3250
Alabama -28½ (-110) 53½ (-110) -7500
Go the way of the Bobo
Bobo was reminded, by Alabama’s defensive front four, of an NFL team, while the offense boasts of not one, not two, but three Heisman Trophy candidates; quarterback Jalen Hurts, running back Bo Scarbrough and receiver Calvin Ridley. Also, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick “is one of the best players I’ve seen on tape,” Bobo said. In fact, generally speaking, “The more tape you watch, the scarier it gets,” the CSU football coach said. Eh, it could have been worse. He could have been watching this tape:
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We wouldn’t, you know, if we were you, answer the phone for a while, Mike. It could be Nick Saban, creepily whispering, “You will lose in (X amount of) days.” Bobo doesn’t believe in moral victories, so let’s just hope he believes in against-the-spread victories, because that seems to be, if they get lucky, all they’ll be able achieve. The Rams are 8-3 against the NCAA football betting spread in their last 11 games and 5-1 ATS in the last six games on the road, while ‘Bama is 2-4 ATS in the last six home games and 0-4 ATS in the last four games in Week 3
Wake me up when September ends
The Roll Tide has won, and not just morally speaking, 29 of their last 30 games, including the last seven straight, played in September. Starting quarterback Jalen Hurts has 209 yards and two TDS on two carries, but, as far as his passing is concerned, the more positive that can be said about is, as AL.com puts it, that he “hasn’t thrown any truly dangerous passes that were nearly intercepted.” Coach Saban couldn’t, however, care less about the media’s criticism of Hurts.
And as for the QB himself, “The most important stat to me is getting the ‘W,’” Hurts said per SEC Country.com. Well, neither he nor the rest of the roster or the coaching staff seem concerned about covering the spread, that’s for damn sure. Speaking of which, and by the same token that the Rams have a good chance at staying within the 28-point spread, there is also a pretty good possibility that the NCAA football betting will go under. The Tide, ‘tis true, beat Fresno State by 31 points, but the victory margin, had they not taken, their collective foot off the pedal, could have been much wider. And the Rams allowed, in their loss to Colorado, just 17 points.