Nevada Wolf Pack vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Allegiant Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (-9.5)
Carson Strong and the Nevada Wolf Pack (1-0) are headed to Allegiant Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-1). UNLV opens this game as 9.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 57.
In their last game, the Nevada Wolf Pack went up against the Wyoming Cowboys and ended up getting the win by a score of 37-34. Carson Strong went 39/52 with 420 yards by way of passing and threw 4 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Devonte Lee led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 29 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 65 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 3.6 yards per run. Cole Turner led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 119 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 17.0 yards per catch for that contest.
Concerning scoring, the Nevada Wolf Pack are sitting at 37 points per contest. As a team they average 76 yards on the ground ranking this team at 95th in the nation. The Wolf Pack have tallied 496 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Nevada has earned 4 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. When it comes to passing yards, the Wolf Pack have given up 233 yards which puts them in 27th in college football. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 361 yards per game which puts them 43rd in Division 1. The Wolf Pack rank 83rd in the country in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 34 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush on the ground and 128 yards on the ground per game on the year.
Carson Strong has connected on 276 of his career 426 throws for a completion percentage of 64.8%. He is averaging 229.6 yards per outing. For his collegiate career, Strong has passed for 2,755 yds with 15 TD's and 7 picks. His QB rating is 127.4 with a TD percentage of 3.5% and an interception percentage of 1.6%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 58 times totaling -28 rushing yds.
The last time they took the field, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels played the San Diego State Aztecs and left there with a loss by a score of 34-6. Charles Williams led the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 25 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 80 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run. Steve Jenkins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 44 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 8.8 yards per reception in this game. Max Gilliam went 13/21 with 105 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Runnin' Rebels are ranked 99th in Division 1 by tallying 6 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Runnin' Rebels have thrown for 106 yards through the air, which ranks 94th in D-1. They are averaging 80 run yards per game. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels maintain an average of 186 yards per outing which has them sitting 101st in the nation. The Runnin' Rebels are surrendering 34 points per game, which has them ranked 84th in college football. UNLV has surrendered a total of 287 yards rushing as well as 3 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have yielded 1 touchdown through the air as well as 137 yards/game, which puts them in 18th in college football.
In 10 games in his career, Max Gilliam has been successful on 138 of his 247 tries for a total of 1,499 yards. He is averaging 149.9 yards per game through the air with a 120.4 QB rating. Gilliam has thrown 15 touchdowns compared to 8 picks in his career. He has rushed for -16 yds on 59 attempts. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 6.1% and his interception rate is 3.2%.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Runnin' Rebels college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +9.5
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