Vanderbilt vs. UNLV - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UNLV Rebels (1-4) at Vanderbilt Commodores (1-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Vanderbilt Stadium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -14.5 -- Over/Under: 61 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet in a week 7 college football matchup from Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The UNLV Rebels will be out to snap a four game losing skid after a 38-13 loss to Boise State in their last outing. Kenyon Obaid has thrown for 567 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 50% passing while Charles Williams leads the Rebels in rushing with 529 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. Randal Grimes leads UNLV in receiving with 19 catches for 232 yards while Steve Jenkins, Giovanni Fauolo Sr. and Darren Woods Jr. each have 100+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Evan Austrie has 39 total tackles including 29 solo tackles while Rayshad Jackson and Farrell Hester II each have 35 total tackles this season. As a team, UNLV is averaging 367 yards of total offense and 23.4 points per game while allowing 457 yards of total defense and 37.4 points per game against this season.
The Vanderbilt Commodores will also look for a big turnaround after a 1-4 start, following a 31-6 loss to Ole Miss last time out. Riley Neal has thrown for 998 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 61.7% passing while Ke’Shawn Vaughn has rushed for 467 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kalija Lipscomb leads Vandy’s receiving corps with 30 grabs for 337 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Cam Johnson, Chris Pierce and Jared Pinkney each have 100+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Dashaun Jerkins leads Vandy with 32 total tackles including a team-high 20 solo tackles. As a team, Vanderbilt is averaging 346.4 yards of total offense and 19.6 points per game while allowing 504.2 yards of total defense and 37.4 points per game against this season.
UNLV is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 6 games in October. Vanderbilt is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 non-conference games.
Neither of these teams have been anything to write home about at this point in the year, and you can make a case that Vanderbilt plays in the much tougher conference. However, right or wrong, I’m not laying over two touchdowns with a Vanderbilt team that’s gone 0-5 ATS this season. UNLV covered against a tough Northwestern defense and I just think that the Rebels can do enough to keep this one within the number.