Fresno State at UNLV 11/7/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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UNLV Rebels (0-2) vs Fresno State Bulldogs (1-1)
Game Info: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Allegiant Stadium)
Betting Odds: UNLV Rebels +13.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Fresno State Bulldogs and UNLV Rebels face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Allegiant Stadium.
Fresno State’s season has been the tale of two games. To start the season Fresno State really struggled against Hawaii with their defense giving up 34 points, but in the last game against Colorado State they scored 38 points. Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener went 22/32 throwing for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Ronnie Rivers also ran wild having23 carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns. On defense there is still room for improvement, but they need to look more like their second game then their first game in this one if they want to come away with a victory.
On the other side of this matchup is the UNLV Rebels who have lost each of their first two games of the season and they have looked terrible all around. After scoring only six points in the first game, UNLV improved a bit but not much against Nevada scoring 19 points. On the season UNLV is giving up 35.5 points per game and if they want to turn their season around, they need the defense to be better. At quarterback, UNLV is led by Max Gilliam who has thrown for 312 yards and three touchdowns. On the season UNLV is averaging only 103 yards per game on the ground and they need to establish the run more in this game.
The under is 13-3 in Fresno State’s 16 games played in November. Fresno State is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played in November. Fresno State is 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 road games. UNLV is 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games played on grass.
UNLV has struggled this year no doubt, but I still don’t trust Fresno State, especially with how bad they looked in their first game of the year. UNLV might not do enough to win this game, but they are going to find a way to cover this large number. In terms of the total, it’s a lean to the over.