College Football Odds Week 3: Colorado State vs Colorado Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

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College football odds for Week 3 are on the board and receiving plenty of attention as we tackle all the major storylines of the weekend. The Colorado State Rams and Colorado Buffaloes meet at Folsom Field in Boulder on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Here's everything you need to know about the college football odds for the Week 3 game between Colorado State vs Colorado: the opening lines, spreads, betting trends and more. Check back regularly for updates.

Colorado State vs. Colorado Odds

Deion Sanders' Colorado squad is a heavy favorite against Colorado State. (Getty)
  • Opening point spread: Colorado -23
  • Opening moneyline: Colorado -2500/Colorado State +1100
  • Opening total: Over/Under 59.5 points scored
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN)

UPDATE 8:15 P.M. ET: Less than two hours before kickoff, Colorado has finally moved off -23.5, dipping a point to -22.5 at TwinSpires Sportsbook. The Buffs opened -23 and initially receded to -21.5, then climbed back to -23.5.

Spread ticket count is almost 3/1 and spread money 4/1 on Colorado.

"Early sharp play on Colorado State +23," TwinSpires director of retail sports Zachary Lucas said. "Colorado has burned us the previous two weeks and is our biggest liability for the third straight weekend."

The total went from 59.5 to 59, then steadily stretched out to 63.5. Tickets and money are in the 2/1 range on the Over at TwinSpires.

UPDATE 2:30 P.M. ET FRIDAY: Colorado opened -20.5 Saturday at BetMGM, stretched to -22.5 Sunday and -23.5 Monday morning. The line then returned to Buffs -22.5 for about 24 hours, but it's been steady at -23.5 since Tuesday afternoon.

Spread action is obscenely one-sided, with 93% of tickets/95% of money on Colorado.

"In the least surprising news, the last big need of the week is once again Colorado’s opponent to cover," BetMGM trader Seamus Magee said.

In fact, at the moment for BetMGM, there are more spread bets on Colorado State-Colorado than on any of the 15 remaining NFL games this week. And Colorado is taking 2.5 times more spread bets than any other college football team in Week 3.

The total opened at 57.5, surged to 63 by this morning and is now 62.5. The Over is getting 70% of tickets/81% of money.

UPDATE 2 P.M. ET THURSDAY: At the newly branded PointsBet, a Fanatics Experience, Colorado hasn't moved off the -23 opener this week. However, as in the previous two weeks, early spread play is almost entirely on the Buffaloes. Colorado is taking 90% of tickets/97% of money.

PointsBet's total is up to 61 from a 59 opener, with 73% of bets/95% of money on the Over.

The moneyline is at Colorado -3185/Colorado State +1180.

UPDATE 2 P.M. ET MONDAY: Coach Prime and Colorado are the belle of the ball at the moment. And not just in college football betting, but across the American sports betting landscape.

The Buffaloes (2-0 SU and ATS) didn't look nearly as good against Nebraska in Week 2 as they did vs. TCU in Week 1. But Colorado had a solid second half in beating the Huskers 36-14, easily covering as a 2.5-point home chalk.

Colorado State (0-1 SU and ATS) is coming off an early bye. The Rams were 8-point Week 1 home underdogs vs. Washington State and lost 50-24.

TwinSpires opened Colorado a healthy 23-point favorite on its college football Week 3 odds board. That number has already been bet down to Buffs -21.5. Colorado is taking 76% of early spread tickets/55% of early spread dollars.

"Early sharp play on Colorado State +23," Lucas said. "Colorado has burned us the previous two weeks. This will likely be another week of needing the Buffaloes' opponent."

The total inched down to 59, with 61% of tickets/54% of money on the Over.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full College Football Odds Week 3 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every Top 25 matchup.