San Jose State vs Nevada NCAA Football Pick and Parlay
Saturday, October 12, 2019
MacKay Stadium is the site where Carson Strong and the Nevada Wolf Pack will play the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Nevada as 3.5-point favorites. The Spartans are 3-2-0 ATS and 1-4-0 when betting on the total. The Wolf Pack are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-0 against the spread.
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
09/27/19 RB Jaxson Kincaide Redshirt is out for season
08/13/19 RB Devonte Lee Knee is out indefinitely
08/04/19 QB Cristian Solano Hand is out indefinitely
In their last contest, the San Jose State Spartans took on the New Mexico Lobos and won 32-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Spartans was Josh Love who went 24/36 with 405 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Nick Nash paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards and he notched 1 TD during the game. He rushed for a total of 29 yards via 9 carries which gave him an average of 3.2 yards per carry. Tre Walker was the receiving yardage leader by earning 130 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 18.6 yards per reception in the game. The Spartans ran the ball 34 times and earned 52 yards giving them an average of 1.5 yards per rush. In the game, the Spartans racked up 19 first downs and they had a total of 8 infractions for 70 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In the game, they totaled 73 plays which added up to 464 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, San Jose State gave up 11 catches on 26 throws for a total of 161 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.3%. On the ground, the Spartans gave up 238 yards on 41 attempts which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 399 yards and forced 6 takeaways.
The Spartans come into this game with a record of 3-2 in 2019. For total yards, they currently sit at 7th in the MWC and 78th in D-1 with 2,080 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 27.6 points per game, ranking them 80th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 105.8 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the MWC. The Spartans have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 27.6 points per contest putting them 8th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Spartans have allowed 1,551 yards. Teams are completing 57.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. In regard to yards on the ground, San Jose State is giving up 223.4 yards per contest putting them 12th in the Mountain West and 123rd in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per carry ranking them 9th in the conference and 98th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,117 rushing yards through 5 contests.
In their last contest, the Nevada Wolf Pack took on the Hawaii Warriors and took the defeat by a score of 54-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Wolf Pack was Cristian Solano who went 11/17 with 59 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. Toa Taua led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 72 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 4.2 yards per run. Elijah Cooks led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 38 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 7.6 yards per reception for the game. The Wolf Pack ran the ball a total of 36 times and earned 98 yards which had them averaging 2.7 yards per attempt. Overall, the Wolf Pack had a total of 16 first downs and they had 10 penalties for 78 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. For the game, they totaled 67 plays for 203 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Nevada allowed 31 catches on 36 throws totaling 373 yards, and a completion percentage of 86.1%. In the running game, the Wolf Pack allowed 139 yards on 27 tries which means they allowed 5.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 512 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
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The Wolf Pack come into this matchup with a record of 3-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Wolf Pack have one of the most lackluster offenses in the nation. Nevada needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 128.8 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 103rd in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 644 yards rushing through 5 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Wolf Pack average 331.2 yards per game overall ranking them 115th in the nation and 11th in the Mountain West. The Wolf Pack are giving up 39.2 points per game ranking them 11th in the Mountain West and 124th in college football. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 196 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 138.6 yards per contest which puts them at 52nd in the nation and 7th in the MWC. For this season, they have conceded a total of 693 yards on the ground and 7 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the nation. They are conceding 275.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Wolf Pack are ranked 9th in the Mountain West.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Spartans +3.5 and under the total points
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