Vanderbilt vs. UNLV - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vanderbilt vs. UNLV  - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

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

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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.

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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.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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