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Quarterback Shedeur Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes celebrates as we look at the best Colorado State vs. Colorado odds.
Quarterback Shedeur Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes celebrates against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images via AFP.

The Colorado Buffaloes aim to remain undefeated when they host the Colorado State Rams for an in-state rivalry matchup in Week 3 as we look at the best odds for this game based on our favorite college football betting sites.

Deion Sanders' Colorado Buffaloes continue to prove doubters wrong, as they cruised to a 36-14 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Week 2. The Buffaloes were originally more than touchdown underdogs via the lookahead lines for their matchup against the Cornhuskers, but closed as field-goal favorites before covering the spread with ease.

The betting market continues to not know what to do with No. 18 Colorado, as we saw another shift in the odds for its Week 3 battle with Colorado State. The Rams (0-1) are still searching for their first win ahead of Mountain West Conference play.

Check out our betting breakdown for Colorado State vs. Colorado State based on the odds from our best sports betting apps.

Colorado State vs. Colorado best odds

Colorado State vs. Colorado spread analysis

For the second week in a row, the spread has seen quite an adjustment in a Colorado game. This time last week, the Buffaloes were considered 17-point favorites in the lookahead market, but are now laying more than three touchdowns following their win over the Cornhuskers.

Colorado opened as a 19.5-point favorite when betting lines were first released again on Sunday, but the market quickly pushed this spread past a key number.

The best number you can now get on the Buffs is at Circa, which has set the spread at 21.5. Circa's number is significant in this case, as that shop opened Colorado -5 in Week 2 and took only Nebraska bets early on. 

Colorado changed its entire team after winning one game last year, which includes a new coaching staff and a huge transfer class. It's clear the market is still trying to figure out the proper power rating for the Buffs, and we recommend betting on variance until then. 

Colorado State vs. Colorado total analysis

Because Week 3 totals have only been around since Sunday, we haven't seen as much movement on this number. FanDuel opened the total as low as 57.5, but that has been bet up to 59.5 as of this writing.

Colorado cleared the closing total of 63.5 in Week 1 with its thrilling 45-42 victory at TCU. The Buffs then held the Cornhuskers to just 14 points in a game that finished Under 56 in Week 2.

The Rams, meanwhile, gave up 50 points during a 50-24 loss to Washington State in the season opener. The total finished well above the closing line of 53.5. Colorado State is coming off a bye, which could factor into Saturday's outcome on the total or spread.

Colorado State vs. Colorado props analysis

Player props are not available as of Monday morning, which is likely due to the NFL returning.

While prop markets aren't usually released until later in the week, FanDuel had lines up for Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders and two-way star Travis Hunter on Sunday before last week's game against Nebraska. That was the best example of how much attention the Buffaloes are getting this season.

We would still expect Colorado player props to be released earlier than the rest of the board, despite this game being scheduled for 10 p.m. ET Saturday.

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