UNLV at USC College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the venue for the game between the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and the USC Trojans on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 31.5 point favorites. The Trojans were 3-10-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 8-6-0. The Runnin' Rebels were 7-5-0 ATS and their over/under record was 5-7-0.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels were 5-7-0 against the over/under last season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels were 7-5-0 against the spread last year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans were 8-6-0 against the over/under last season
The USC Trojans were 3-10-1 against the spread last year
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
08/21/18 DL Nick Dehdashtian Foot is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
08/24/18 S Marvell Tell III Personal is out indefinitely
08/22/18 T Andrew Vorhees Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UNLV
08/22/18 WR Michael Pittman Jr. Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UNLV
08/22/18 S Ykili Ross Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UNLV
08/16/18 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Hip is questionable Saturday vs UNLV
08/14/18 LB Cameron Smith Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UNLV
08/14/18 T Chuma Edoga Hip is probable Saturday vs UNLV
08/08/18 DE Porter Gustin Knee is questionable Saturday vs UNLV
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels ran for 2,882 yards as a team last year, which ranked 22nd in the nation. They ran 528 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Runnin' Rebels were penalized on offense 56 times for 479 yards last year, which had them 115th in the country in penalties. They were 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 346. They ran 827 plays last year for 5,125 yards, which ranked them 104th in the nation in total offense. The Runnin' Rebels averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 35th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 254 1st downs last season, ranking them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. Armani Rogers completed 99 throws while attempting 189 passes for a completion percentage of 52.4% last year. He passed for 1,471 yards. He averaged 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 122.9.
The Runnin' Rebels rush defense gave up 530 attempts for 2,872 yards last season, putting them in 122nd place in the country against the run. They had 66 penalties for 652 yards on defense last year. That placed them 65th in Division 1. UNLV was 91st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 382. They gave up a total of 5,504 yards on D, which was 101st in the nation. The Runnin' Rebels were 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses completed 215 throws on 348 attempts against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels defense last season, ranking them 45th and 33rd in the country. The UNLV pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,632 yards in the air, which was 42nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels tried 28 field goals last year and made 22, which was 10th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 79%. UNLV Runnin' Rebels kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 38 for 40 last season. Their punters accumulated 1,849 yards on 49 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranked them 127th in the NCAA in punting average. UNLV was 116th in the country in punt returns with 10 last season. They totaled 65 punt return yards and averaged 7.2 yards per return, which was 70th in D-1. They returned 36 kicks for 617 yards on special teams, which put them 101st in kick return yardage. The Runnin' Rebels averaged 17 yards per kick return and they were 76th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,807.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans were 25th in Division 1 in points scored with 456 last year. They ran 1,030 plays last season for 6,793 yards, which ranked them 10th in the nation in total offense. The USC Trojans averaged 6.6 yards per play, which was 16th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 340 1st downs last year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USC ran for 2,607 yards as a team, which ranked 33rd in the country. They ran 539 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans were penalized on offense 106 times for 974 yards last season, which had them 7th in the nation in penalties.
USC was 76th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 365 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,548 yards on D, which was 105th in Division 1. The Trojans were ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses completed 258 passes on 475 attempts against the USC defense last season, placing them 97th and 122nd in the country. The USC Trojans pass defense also gave up a total of 3,318 yards through the air, which was 112th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 510 attempts for 2,230 yards last year, putting them in 76th place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans committed 94 penalties for 784 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 103rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USC was ranked 43rd in the nation in punt returns with 21 last year. They accumulated 230 punt return yards and averaged 10.9 yards per return, which was 19th in college football. They returned 41 kicks for 902 yards on special teams, ranking 34th in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 7th in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,924. The Trojans attempted 17 field goals last season and made 13, which was 81st in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 71%. USC kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 57 for 59 last year. Their punters totaled 2,289 yards on 56 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That placed them 76th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +31.5
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