Nevada at Fresno State: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Fresno State Bulldogs (5-2) vs Nevada Wolf Pack (5-1)
Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
Betting Odds: Fresno State Bulldogs -3.5 -- Over/Under: 64 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Nevada Wolf Pack and Fresno State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a Mountain West college football showdown at Bulldog Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020, Nevada came away with the 37-26 victory.
The Nevada Wolf Pack have gotten out to a fast start to the season winning five of their last six games. The only loss for Nevada came against Kansas State. In the last game against Hawaii, Nevada gave up only 17 points, and that led to the easy victory. Nevada is averaging 36.3 points per game while the defense is giving up 23.5 points. Nevada is led by quarterback Carson Strong who has thrown for 1,990 yards, 16 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Running back Toa Taua has been the best back rushing for 391 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Cole Turner has also had a big season catching 34 passes for 403 yards and four touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Fresno State Bulldogs who sit with a 5-2 record but two games ago they had a really bad loss to Hawaii. In the last game against Wyoming, they got back on the right track giving up zero points, and that led to the victory. Fresno State is averaging 35.9 points while the defense is giving up 19.3 points. Fresno State is an elite passing team throwing for 353 yards per game. Jake Haener is having a big year throwing for 2,326 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions
Nevada is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Fresno State is 20-8-1 against the spread in their last 29 games against teams with a winning record. Nevada is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven meetings in Fresno State. The road team is 8-2 against the spread.
There is no reason that Nevada won’t keep this game close, and it wouldn’t be shocking if they pulled the upset in this game. I expect a strong game from Carson Strong, and he will lead Nevada to plenty of offense. Back Nevada to cover the spread.