One of my favorite scenarios on display with the Rams and Buffaloes in week 1. CSU got the extra practice time after the season with their bowl appearance in December. Not only that, but they pulled off a miracle which only boosts the confidence. CU on the other hand, had yet another dismal season, and the move to the Pac-12 is looking worse and worse by the season. Although the Rams are losing a ton on the O-Line, I think they bring in enough talent on that line to offset some of the losses. The return of Garrett Grayson, Kivon Cartwright, and Rashard Higgins should help the offense through the air, and the addition of Dee Hart at Running Back is huge for CSU. He brings a big, nasty presence to the Rams running game, and I think it will help CSU keep control of the ball. He isn't technically the starter, but I think he ends up as the number 1 when all is said and done.
Even though the Rams are losing talent up front on defense also, they are not losing the leadership of Max Morgan. He keys the defense, and if healthy, he will help the Rams D keep some of these lower octane offenses from running up big numbers. The linebackers and the secondary are experienced, and they should be much improved from last year.
On the CU side of things, the one threat that always scared me to death in these CU/CSU games is now gone. Paul Richardson absolutely torched the Rams with his speed, and it didn’t hurt that the Rams seemed to lose track of him on multiple occasions. When your best offensive weapon goes from Paul Richardson to Nelson Spruce, you have some problems.
Mike MacIntyre is most likely going to get this CU team to at least a .500 level at some point, but this is still a terrible football team. There are too many edges for the Rams that lead me to believe they walk away with this one.
Taking the Rams +3, and will hammer the Moneyline when it comes out.
Good luck on the season folks!
Think there is money to be made by just focusing on a team that appears to be heading for a great season in Nwide and Cup.
Kyle 3/1 $25.00
Matt 5/1 $20.00
2-4 last week and still managed + 40 on the day.
Georgia ML +150 - Can you say Arkansas letdown?
Missouri State + 500
Fairfield + 275
South Carolina + 105
NC Greensboro + 270
Chattanooga + 255
FSU + 185
North Carolina +330 - When this team plays poorly, they play really poorly, but they have wins over Michigan State, Louisville, and Kentucky.
South Carolina +115 - Frank has this team playing well, and I like a conference home dog any time I can get one.
Troy +260 - Why not.
South Dakota +180 - DU tends to have a ton of trouble on the road, and I can easily see a poor shooting loss for the pioneers today.
Temple +260 - Looking for a Memphis letdown. Probably a donation to the book.
Over 170 OU/ISU - This is going to be a shootout. These teams also have a crazy record in favor of the over throughout the years.
Good luck today gentlemen.
This is going to be an entertaining game from start to finish tomorrow night. The Wolves are going to be a sleeper team in the West, and I think they can match the Warriors bucket for bucket. I am looking for Minnesota to get off to another hot first quarter start, and for the Warriors to shoot themselves back into it throughout the game. I think this thing sails over 208.5.