Cancelled: UNLV at Colorado State: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Cancelled: UNLV at Colorado State: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado State Rams (1-2) vs UNLV Rebels (0-4)

Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm (Canvas Stadium)

Betting Odds: Colorado State Rams -14 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UNLV Rebels will travel to Canvas Stadium to take on the Colorado State Rams this Saturday night in College Football action.

The UNLV Rebels (0-4; 0-4 Mountain West) are still searching for their first win of the season after being defeated by the San Jose State Spartans, 34-17, this past Saturday. UNLV had no answers on the offensive end agianst the San Jose State defense and could not fight back after going into the 4th quarter trailing by a 31-17 margin. UNLV was outgained by San Jose State by a 457-294 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rebels was WR Kyle Williams who had 110 receiving yards & 1 TD on 9 receptions.

On the season, UNLV is averaging 17.3 ppg on 307.5 total yards per game (178.0 passing yds/g; 129.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UNLV has been led by RB Chase Williams who has 323 yards & 2 TD’s on 85 carries. QB Justin Rogers (14 for 22 for 161 yards, 1 TD) played well in his first start after taking over for Max Gilliam (60.8 comp %, 534 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT). The top receiving threats for the Rebels have been Kyle Williams (21 rec, 211 yards, TD), Tyleek Collins (9 rec, 112 yards, 2 TD), and Noah Bean (14 rec, 103 yards).

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Defensively, UNLV is allowing their opponents to average 36.3 ppg on 466.3 total yards per game (253.0 passing yds/g; 213.3 rushing yds/g).

The Colorado State Rams fell to 1-2 (1-2 Mountain West) on the season after being defeated by the Boise State Broncos, 52-21, this past Thursday. Colorado State had no answers defensively for the Broncos in the 1st half of this one and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 42-7 margin. Colorado State outgained Boise State by a 315-291 margin, however, did allow three special team TD’s (2 blocked punts; 1 blocked FG) to the Broncos in the loss. Leading the way for the Rams was RB A’Jon Vivens who had 76 rushing yards & 1 TD on 12 carries.

On the season, Colorado State is averaging 24.0 ppg on 343.0 total yards per game (218.0 passing yds/g; 125.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Colorado State has been led by QB Patrick O’Brien who has completed 60.7% of his passes for 477 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT. The top receivers for O’Brien and the Rams have been Trey McBride (17 rec, 268 yards, 4 TD), Dante Wright (15 rec, 255 yards), and Nate Craig-Myers (6 rec, 68 yards). Leading the way for the Colorado State backfield has been the trio of A’Jon Vivens (34 att, 164 yards, TD), Todd Centeio (22 att, 92 yards), and Marcus McElroy Jr. (31 att, 60 yards, TD).

Defensively, Colorado State is allowing their opponents to average 38.0 ppg on 396.0 total yards per game (290.3 passing yds/g; 105.7 rushing yds/g).

The Rebels are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss.

UNLV looks like they could be on for a long season as both the offense and defense as struggled as the Rebels come into this game ranked 114th in scoring offense and 103rd in scoring defense. Colorado State has had trouble allow points, largely due to poor special teams play, but this is a better defense than their ppg total is showing and between the fact that the Rams offense should have success in this one and that Colorado State is one of the tougher places to play in the Mountain West, I’m taking Colorado State to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Colorado State Rams -14

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