UTEP at UNLV College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sam Boyd Stadium
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The UTEP Miners head to Sam Boyd Stadium to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 22.5 point favorites. The Miners are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Runnin' Rebels are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners are 117th in the country in points scored with 10. They have run 67 plays this year for 229 yards, which ranks them 110th in Division 1 in total offense. The Miners average 3.4 yards per play, which is 119th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 15 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 102 yards as a unit, which ranks 106th in college football. They've run 36 times, averaging 2.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 10 times for 76 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the country in penalties. Ryan Metz has passed for 7 yards this year. He's completed 2 throws while attempting 5 passes for a completion percentage of 40%. His quarterback rating this season is 11.8. He averages -7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 1.4 yards per pass attempt.
UTEP is 88th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 30. They have given up a total of 320 yards on D, which is 57th in D-1. The Miners are 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 19 throws on 26 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, ranking them 76th and 43rd in the nation. The UTEP pass defense has also surrendered a total of 211 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 35 attempts for 109 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. The Miners have had 7 penalties for 70 yards on defense this year. That places them 93rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP is 21st in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 59th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 96 yards on special teams, which puts them 27th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 32 yards per kick return and they are 108th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 349. Their punters have accumulated 319 yards on 8 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 74th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Runnin' Rebels have run for 308 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in college football. They've run 43 times, averaging 7.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels have been penalized on offense 4 times for 35 yards so far this season, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. They are 99th in the nation in points scored with 21. They have run 70 plays this season for 405 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. UNLV averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 68th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 17 1st downs this year, placing them 107th overall as an offensive unit. Armani Rogers averages 3.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 12 passes on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 44.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 99.1. He has thrown for 97 yards this season.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels rush defense has allowed 38 attempts for 219 yards this year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. UNLV has committed 6 penalties for 58 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 74th in college football. They are 109th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 43. They have surrendered a total of 501 yards on D, which is 106th in the country. The Runnin' Rebels are ranked 109th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opposing offenses have completed 22 passes on 35 attempts against the UNLV defense this season, placing them 88th and 82nd in Division 1. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels pass defense has also given up a total of 282 yards through the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
UNLV kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 286 yards on 7 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 65th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 3 kicks for 68 yards on special teams, ranking 39th in kick return yardage. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels average 23 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the country in all-purpose yards with 473.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Runnin' Rebels college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels -22.5
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