Nevada at Fresno State - 11/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (4-4) at Fresno State Bulldogs (2-6)
College Football: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs +3.5 -- Over/Under: 55 See the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack and Fresno State Bulldogs meet Thursday night at Bulldog Stadium.
The Nevada Wolf Pack look for their second road win to get a game above a .500 record. Tyler Stewart is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,402 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Stewart has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Jerico Richardson and Hasaan Henderson have combined for 910 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Wyatt Demps has 20 receptions. The Nevada Wolf Pack ground game is averaging 212 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 756 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Nevada is allowing 26.8 points and 413 yards per game. Asauni Rufus leads the Wolf Pack with 64 tackles, Dameon Baber has three interceptions and Ian Seau has seven sacks. Evan Faunce, Travis Wilson and Salesa Faraimo are questionable.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs look for their third home win to add some good to a 2-6 season. Kilton Anderson is completing 47.3 percent of his passes for 482 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Anderson has zero touchdown passes in his last two games. Jamire Jordan and KeeSean Johnson have combined for 559 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Da'Mari Scott has 17 receptions. The Fresno State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 130.6 yards per contest, and Marteze Waller leads the way with 660 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 40.9 points and 444.1 yards per game. Ejiro Ederaine leads the Bulldogs with 66 tackles, Claudell Louis has 4.5 sacks and Jamal Ellis has five pass deflections.
The Wolf Pack are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Bulldogs are 18-45-2 ATS in their last 65 games following a S.U. loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wolf Pack are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Fresno State is simply a bad football team, especially on the defensive side of the ball, as the Bulldogs have allowed 40-plus points in five of their last seven games. Nevada has been far more competitive week in and week out. If forced to pick this game, I'm siding with the road team and the reasonable chalk. I just can't put any trust into Fresno State.