UNLV vs Colorado State NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Sonny Lubrick Field at Canvas Stadium
Kenyon Oblad and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels travel to Sonny Lubrick Field at Canvas Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado State Rams. Colorado State opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The Runnin' Rebels are 4-3-1 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Rams are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels faced the San Diego State Aztecs and took the loss by a score of 20-17. Charles Williams paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 42 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 113 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he averaged 5.9 yards per run. Randal Grimes was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 121 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 24.2 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Runnin' Rebels was Kenyon Oblad who went 21/39 with 255 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Runnin' Rebels ran the ball a total of 33 times and added 121 yards earning them an average of 3.7 yards per carry. For the contest, the Runnin' Rebels totaled 18 first downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 42 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 72 plays for a total of 376 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, UNLV gave up 14 catches on 23 tries for a total of 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.9%. For this contest, they conceded 335 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Runnin' Rebels gave up 150 yards on 37 runs which means they had an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Runnin' Rebels head into this matchup 2-6 for this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 24.4 points per game, ranking them 96th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 154.8 rushing yards per contest which is 7th in the Mountain West. For total yardage, they currently sit at 11th in the Mountain West and 113th in the nation with 2,627 yards. The Runnin' Rebels have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 34.1 points per game putting them 9th in the MWC. In terms of rushing yards, UNLV is giving up 189.8 yards per contest putting them 9th in the MWC and 95th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per rush ranking them 11th in the conference and 126th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 1,518 rushing yards through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Runnin' Rebels have allowed 1,389 yards. Opponents are completing 54.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.2 yards per try.
In their last game, the Colorado State Rams took on the Fresno State Bulldogs and ended up getting the win by a score of 41-31. Running the show from under center for the Rams was Patrick O'Brien who went 23/42 with 322 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. Marcus McElroy paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 29 yards and he tallied 2 TD's during the game. He ran for a total of 117 yards via 18 carries which gave him an average of 6.5 yards per carry. Warren Jackson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 178 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 19.8 yards per catch for that game. The Rams ran the football 39 times and totaled 178 yards which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry. For the game, the Rams earned a total of 25 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 53 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they ran 81 plays for a total of 500 yards. In terms of defense, Colorado State gave up 20 completions on 37 throws totaling 200 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.1%. For the game, they gave up 388 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Rams gave up 188 yards on 30 attempts which means they had an average of 6.3 yards per run allowed.
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The Rams come into this matchup with a record of 3-5. Colorado State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 154.4 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 81st in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,235 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Rams average 473.9 yards per game overall which has them at 18th in college football and 2nd in the conference. The Rams are conceding 33.9 points per contest ranking them 8th in the MWC and 112th in Division 1. In terms of points given up, they have given up 271 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 216.9 yards per game which puts them at 119th in the nation and 11th in the Mountain West. For this season, they have allowed 1,735 yards rushing and 18.4 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the best units in college football. They are conceding 179.9 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Rams currently sit at 1st in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +9.5 and under the total points
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