UNLV vs Vanderbilt Odds and Picks Against the Spread
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Kenyon Oblad and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels go to Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Vanderbilt opens this matchup as 16.5-point favorites. The Runnin' Rebels are 2-2-1 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Commodores are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-5-0 against the spread.
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
09/27/19 WR Drew Tejchman Knee is out for season
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
10/03/19 DL Eddie Zinn-Turner Knee is out for season
09/18/19 WR Amir Abdur-Rahman Undisclosed is out for season
09/18/19 RB Jamauri Wakefield Leg is out for season
In their last contest, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels faced the Boise State Broncos and were beaten 38-13. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Runnin' Rebels was Kenyon Oblad who went 24/55 with 262 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick during the game. Charles Williams led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 29 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 57 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 5.2 yards per tote. Darren Woods Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 93 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 18.6 yards per catch for that contest. The Runnin' Rebels ran the ball a total of 31 times and racked up a total of 69 yards which had them averaging 2.2 yards per run. Overall, the Runnin' Rebels got 22 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 86 plays for 331 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, UNLV gave up 22 catches on 36 throws for a total of 325 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.1%. On the day, they conceded 507 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Runnin' Rebels gave up 182 yards on 28 runs giving the other team an average of 6.5 yards per attempt allowed.
The Runnin' Rebels head into this game 1-4 for 2019. For total yardage, they sit in 8th in the MWC and 98th in the country with 1,835 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 23.4 points per game, which has them at 99th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 175 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the Mountain West. The Runnin' Rebels have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 37.4 points per contest ranking them 10th in the conference. When talking about rushing yards, UNLV is giving up 218.4 yards per contest ranking them 11th in the MWC and 116th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.3 yards per rush which has them at 12th in the Mountain West and 120th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 1,092 rushing yards through 5 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Runnin' Rebels have allowed 960 yards. Teams are completing 56.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Vanderbilt Commodores went up against the Ole Miss Rebels and lost 31-6. Leading the way at QB for the Commodores was Riley Neal who went 18/30 with 140 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Ke'Shawn Vaughn led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 69 yards by way of 18 carries which had him averaging 3.8 yards per run. Kalija Lipscomb led the team in receiving yardage by earning 69 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 9.9 yards per reception for that game. The Commodores ran the ball 27 times and totaled 62 yards earning them an average of 2.3 yards per carry. For the contest, the Commodores earned a total of 17 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 23 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. In the game, they ran 73 plays for 264 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Vanderbilt gave up 10 catches on 18 throws totaling 99 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. In the running game, the Commodores gave up 413 yards on 44 carries which gave the opponent an average of 9.4 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 512 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Commodores come into this game with a record of 1-4. Vanderbilt hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 116.6 yards on the ground per game, putting them 109th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 583 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 Commodores average 346.4 yards per game overall which has them at 110th in D-1 and 14th in the SEC. The Commodores are giving up 37.4 points per contest which puts them at 14th in the SEC and 118th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in D-1. They are conceding 292.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Commodores are ranked 13th in the Southeastern Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 187 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 211.8 yards per contest which puts them at 113th in the country and 14th in the Southeastern Conference. In 2019, they have allowed 1,059 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Commodores NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Commodores -16.5
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