San Jose State vs UNLV NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 11/23/2019
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, NV
TV: AT&T Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV +5.5
Sam Boyd Stadium is the site where Kenyon Oblad and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels will take on the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday. UNLV opens this matchup as 5.5-point underdogs. The Spartans are 6-3-1 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Runnin' Rebels are 3-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-5-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the San Jose State Spartans took on the Hawaii Warriors and took the defeat by a score of 42-40. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Spartans was Josh Love who went 30/45 with 375 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. DeJon Packer led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards and he added 2 TD's for the contest. He racked up a total of 112 yards by way of 20 carries which gave him an average of 5.6 yards per run. Tre Walker led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 138 yards on 10 catches. He had an average of 13.8 yards per reception during the game. The Spartans ran the ball 26 times and generated 122 yards which earned them an average of 4.7 yards per carry. For the contest, the Spartans totaled 28 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 50 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they finished with a total of 71 plays for 497 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, San Jose State allowed 23 catches on 32 tries totaling 309 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.9%. On the ground, the Spartans allowed 200 yards on 35 runs which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 509 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Spartans come into this matchup with a record of 4-6 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 30.9 points per contest, putting them 56th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 86.9 yards on the ground per contest which is 12th in the MWC. For total yardage, they currently sit at 6th in the Mountain West and 63rd in the country with 4,170 yards. The Spartans have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 32.9 points per game ranking them 9th in the MWC. In regard to yards rushing, San Jose State is giving up 235.5 yards per contest ranking them 12th in the Mountain West and 125th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush putting them 9th in the MWC and 92nd in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 2,355 rushing yards through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Spartans have conceded 3,301 yards. Teams are completing 61% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try.
In their last game, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels went up against the Hawaii Warriors and took the defeat by a score of 21-7. Running the show from under center for the Runnin' Rebels was Kenyon Oblad who went 10/22 with 118 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 2 picks during the game. Chad Magyar paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 24 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 65 yards on 9 carries which gave him an average of 7.2 yards per run. Darren Woods Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 63 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 10.5 yards per catch in the game. The Runnin' Rebels ran the ball a total of 26 times and racked up a total of 119 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per run. On the day, the Runnin' Rebels had a total of 13 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 40 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. Overall, they finished with a total of 48 plays for 237 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, UNLV allowed 24 completions on 35 attempts for a total of 257 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.6%. For the game, they allowed 442 yards and earned 3 takeaways. Against the run, the Runnin' Rebels allowed 185 yards on 39 runs which is an average of 4.7 yards per attempt allowed.
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The Runnin' Rebels head into this game 2-8. UNLV has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 158.5 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 71st in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,585 yards rushing through 10 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Runnin' Rebels average 362.7 yards per contest overall which has them at 101st in the nation and 9th in the conference. The Runnin' Rebels are giving up 33.1 points per game which puts them at 10th in the conference and 109th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are allowing 225.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Runnin' Rebels currently sit at 5th in the conference. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 331 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 202.7 yards per contest which puts them at 109th in D-1 and 10th in the MWC. For this year, they have given up 2,027 yards on the ground and 24 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Spartans -5.5 and under the total points
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