Nevada vs Utah State NCAA Football Betting Tips
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
Jordan Love and the Utah State Aggies play the Nevada Wolf Pack at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Nevada opens this contest as 21.5-point dogs. The Wolf Pack are 2-3-1 ATS and 4-2-0 when betting on the total. The Aggies are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Nevada Wolf Pack played the San Jose State Spartans and ended up getting the win by a score of 41-38. Toa Taua led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 160 yards on 34 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Romeo Doubs was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 146 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 29.2 yards per reception for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Wolf Pack was Malik Henry who went 22/37 with 352 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He walked away with 2 picks on the day. The Wolf Pack ended up running the ball 50 times and totaled 189 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per carry. In the game, they finished with a total of 87 plays for a total of 541 yards. Overall, the Wolf Pack racked up 25 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 91 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Nevada allowed 23 catches on 45 attempts totaling 405 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.1%. Overall, they allowed 439 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Wolf Pack allowed 34 yards on 15 attempts which is an average of 2.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Wolf Pack come into this game with a record of 4-2 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they sit in 9th in the MWC and 96th in Division 1 with 2,197 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 23.3 points per contest, ranking them 101st in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 138.8 rushing yards per contest which is 9th in the conference. The Wolf Pack have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 39 points per contest which has them at 12th in the MWC. When it comes to passing yards, the Wolf Pack have conceded 1,364 yards. Teams are completing 63.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.6 yards per attempt. When talking about rushing yards, Nevada is giving up 121.2 yards per game putting them 4th in the conference and 37th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4 yards per carry ranking them 8th in the Mountain West and 60th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 727 yards rushing through 6 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Utah State Aggies went up against the LSU Tigers and were beaten 42-6. Running the show from under center for the Aggies was Jordan Love who went 15/30 with 130 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 3 picks during the game. Gerold Bright paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 18 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 2.3 yards per run. Jordan Nathan led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 51 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 12.8 yards per reception for the game. The Aggies rushed the ball a total of 21 times and totaled 28 yards which earned them an average of 1.3 yards per run. For the contest, the Aggies had a total of 10 first downs and they had 3 penalties for 25 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. Overall, they ran 52 plays for 168 yards. When discussing the defense, Utah State gave up 28 catches on 39 attempts totaling 353 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.8%. In the running game, the Aggies gave up 248 yards on 51 attempts which is an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 601 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Aggies head into this matchup 3-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Aggies have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Utah State has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 171.4 rushing yards per game, ranking them 59th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 857 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Aggies average 460.4 yards per game overall ranking them 32nd in college football and 4th in the Mountain West. The Aggies are allowing 25.6 points per contest which puts them at 5th in the conference and 58th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are allowing 281.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Aggies sit in 9th in the MWC. In terms of points given up, they have given up 128 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 140.8 yards per contest which puts them at 51st in the country and 7th in the Mountain West. For this season, they have given up 704 yards rushing and 5 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack +21.5
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