San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Mackay Stadium in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wolf Pack (-11.5)
Mackay Stadium is the location where the Nevada Wolf Pack (6-2) will take on the San Jose State Spartans (5-4) on Saturday. Nevada opens this game as 11.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 54.5.
The San Jose State Spartans head into this game 5-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Spartans played the Wyoming Cowboys and walked away with a win by a score of 27-21. Nick Nash connected on 11/22 with 150 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 122.3 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Tyler Nevens was the best rusher for the Spartans with 15 carries for 71 yds (4.7 yards per attempt). The San Jose State Spartans ran the football 33 different times and totaled 242 yards, which had them averaging 7.3 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 55 plays which totaled 392 yards. San Jose State relinquished 12 completions on 22 tries for 129 yds, and a completion percentage of 54.5%. Against the rush, the Spartans gave up 271 yds on 50 attempts, which averages out to 5.4 yards per rush surrendered.
The Spartans have earned 3,167 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, San Jose State has amassed 12 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 16 different times. San Jose State has compiled 152 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 67 penalties for 576 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 135.2 yards rushing which is 92nd in Division 1. Concerning putting points on the board, the San Jose State Spartans hold an average of 21.1 points per outing.
The Spartans are ranked 58th in college football regarding team defense, allowing 22.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per run and 142.7 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During the season, they have given up 1,284 running yards through 9 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Spartans have allowed 1,908 yds which has them sitting in 89th in D-1. They have surrendered 212.0 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.0%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 354.7 yards/contest putting them at 61st in college football. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Wolf Pack come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Wolf Pack walked away with a victory by a final of 51-20 against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Carson Strong (4 touchdowns) ended the game with 417 yards on 37/49 through the air while his QB rating was 169.9. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.5. Toa Taua carried the ball 8 times for 17 yards, ending the contest with 2.1 yds per carry for Nevada. Nevada rushed for 1.2 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 22 yards on 18 attempts. The Wolf Pack finished the contest with a total of 439 yds and they ran 67 plays (6.6 yards per play). The Wolf Pack passing defense conceded a completion rate of 65.9%, relinquishing 283 yds on 27 out of 41 through the air. Nevada relinquished 24 run attempts for 10 yards (0.4 yards per carry).
The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 456.8 yards per contest, which is good for 22nd in college football. The Nevada offense has totaled 539 yds of penalties on 64 infractions, ranking them 17th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season so far, the Wolf Pack have compiled 3,073 passing yards together with holding an average of 384.1 passing yards per outing, ranking them 3rd in the country. In relation to putting points on the board, the Wolf Pack are ranking 15th in D-1 holding an average of 37.6 points per game.
The Wolf Pack are giving up 24.4 points per game, which has them 69th in the nation. Nevada has surrendered a total of 1,055 yards via the ground game (131.9 yards per contest) in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground for the season. In total, they have surrendered 195 points in total. They have conceded 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 250.6 yards per game, which has them sitting 108th in college football. The Wolf Pack defense has taken the field for 565 plays, which ranks 94th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Wolf Pack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack -11.5
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