UNLV at Houston Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/18/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
John O'Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium in Houston
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (1-2) have had a hard time scoring points this season and that trend may continue when they face the stingy defense of the Houston Cougars (1-2) on Saturday night.
UNLV had a horrible game defensively on Saturday when they were beaten 48-34 at home by Northern Illinois. UNLV did put together 499 yards of offense in that loss, but Northern Illinois had 616 yards, including 331 yards on the ground. UNLV has scored just 20 points per game this season and is giving up 39.3 points per game.
One player who has played well for the Runnin' Rebels this season is wide receiver Devante Davis, who has caught 16 passes through three games for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Junior quarterback Blake Decker has completed 56.4 percent of his passes this year for 770 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions.
Houston were upset-minded in their game against BYU last Thursday, but BYU's offense was too good for them and they ended up losing 33-25. Houston was only able to gain 10 rushing yards in that loss, but they did force three turnovers without turning it over once themselves. The Cougars have only been able to rush for 86.3 yards per game this season.
Cougars wide receiver Deontay Greenberry has been the best offensive player so far this season by catching 17 passes for 200 yards with two touchdown receptions. Running back Kenneth Farrow has rushed for 158 yards with one touchdown run on just 23 carries.
UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 0-3-0 Against the Spread
UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 2-0-0 against the Over/Under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
Houston Cougars are 1-2-0 Against the Spread
Houston Cougars are 0-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
UNLV Runnin' Rebels
09/17/14 OG Eric Noone Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
09/14/14 WR Marcus Sullivan Leg "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
09/14/14 DE Najee Johnson Arm "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
08/29/14 WR John Leday Leg out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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