San Jose State vs UNLV Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

UNLV Rebels (9-2) vs San Jose State Spartans (6-5)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Allegiant Stadium)

Betting Odds: UNLV Rebels -2.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Jose State Spartans will play the UNLV Rebels in a Mountain West game on Saturday afternoon at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. San Jose State has won five games in a row, while UNLV is leading the Mountain West and has won three straight games. Check out our San Jose State vs UNLV Prediction.

San Jose State Preview

The San Jose State Spartans are 6-5 (5-2) this year after they defeated San Diego State by a score of 24-13 last week. San Jose State was tied at 10 at the half, but they held SDSU to only three points in the second half for the win. The Spartans out gained San Diego State by a total of 355-300 and forced two turnovers in the game. San Jose State has also defeated Fresno State, Hawaii, Utah State, and New Mexico during this five game winning streak. The SJSU offense is averaging 33 points per game with 217.2 passing yards per game and 181.9 rushing yards per game, while going 45.3% on third downs. Chevan Cordeiro has thrown for 2,309 yards, 17 touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Spartans this season. Kairee Robinson has rushed for 959 yards and 16 scores, while Nick Nash has caught 44 passes for 606 yards and eight touchdowns. The San Jose State defense is allowing 25.3 points against per game this season.

UNLV Preview

The UNLV Rebels are 9-2 (6-1) this season after they defeated Air Force by a score of 31-27 in their last game. UNLV trailed 27-14 at halftime, but they out scored Air Force by a total of 17-0 in the second half for the win. The Rebels out gained Air Force by a total of 465-404 and went 3-13 on third down in the game. UNLV’s only conference loss so far this year came against Fresno State on the road. The UNLV offense is scoring 35.9 points per game with 237.5 passing yards per game and 188.3 rushing yards per game, while going 51.5% on third downs. Jayden Maiava has thrown for 2,399 yards, 13 touchdowns, and six interceptions for the Rebels this season. Vincent Davis Jr. has rushed for 579 yards and five touchdowns, while Ricky White has caught 70 passes for 1,189 yards and seven scores. The UNLV defense is giving up 24.5 points against per game this year.

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UNLV Rebels Team Facts

  • UNLV has won each of its last six games at Allegiant Stadium.
  • UNLV has covered the spread in nine of its last 10 games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • UNLV has won the first half in four of its last five home games against conference opponents.

San Jose State Spartans Team Facts

  • The favorite has won each of San Jose State's last 11 games.
  • San Jose State has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight games in November.
  • Eight of San Jose State's last 10 November games as an underdog against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Matchup/League Facts

  • UNLV has recorded the equal-most home wins by a margin of three points or less of any FBS team this season (2).


This is a huge game in the Mountain West race, as both teams are still alive to make it to the MW Championship Game, so this should be a great game to watch. San Jose State started the season playing pretty poorly, but they have won five games in a row by at least 11 points. UNLV only has one conference loss this year and they had a great comeback victory last week against Air Force. Both teams are playing very well right now, but I think San Jose State has the edge in this game. San Jose State is one of the hottest teams in the country and I will gladly take the points with them here. 

David’s Pick San Jose State +2.5

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