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San Jose State vs. Nevada - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nevada Wolf Pack (2-3) at San Jose State Spartans (1-5)

College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Spartan Stadium)

The Line: San Jose State Spartans -2 -- Over/Under: 54.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Nevada Wolfpack will travel to CEFCU Stadium to take on the San Jose State Spartans this Saturday night in College Football action.

The Nevada Wolfpack improved to 3-3 (1-1 MW) on the season after defeating the Fresno State Bulldogs, 27-22, this past Saturday. Nevada was able to race out to a 21-6 halftime lead and held on late after Fresno State couldn’t convert a 4th and goal at the Wolfpack 4-yard line in the closing seconds of the game. Nevada was outgained by Fresno State by a 452-389 margin however, did win the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin. Leading the way for Nevada was WR Wyatt Demps who had 3 TD’s and 124 receiving yards on 9 receptions. On the season, Nevada is averaging 22.7 ppg on 370.5 total yards per game (185.0 passing, 185.5 rushing). Offensviely, the Wolfpack are led by RB James Butler who has 5 TD on the season and is averaging 121.33 rushing yds/game. QB Tyler Stewart has completed 65.1% of his passes for 8 TD and an INT while averaging 161.7 passing yds/game. Stewart also has chipped in with 2 rushing TD’s on the season. WR Wyatt Demps (4.5 rec/g, 51.0 yds/g, 6 TD), Andrew Cells (2.2 rec/g, 36.5 yds/g), Jericho Richardson (3.0 rec/g, 30.7 yds/g, TD), and James Butler (2.8 rec/g, 21.8 yds/g, TD) have been the biggest receiving threats for the Wolfpack. Defensively, Nevada is allowing their opponents to average 27.3 ppg on 455.7 total yards per game (186.0 passing, 269.7 rushing). Nevada has been outstanding protecting the football as the Wolfpack have committed just 2 turnovers on the season and has a turnover margin of +7.

San Jose State vs. Nevada - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Jose State Spartans lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 1-5 (0-2 MW) on the season after being defeated by the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors, 34-17, this past Saturday. San Jose State had no answers for the Hawai’i offense in the 1st half and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 24-10 margin at halftime. San Jose State was outgained by Hawai’i by a 431-339 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-2 margin. Leading the way for the Spartans was Malik Roberson who had 91 rushing yards on 19 carries. On the season, San Jose State is averaging 26.8 ppg on 391.3 total yards per game (226.7 passing, 164.7 rushing). Offensively, the Spartans has been led by QB Kenny Potter who had completed 57.6% of his passes for 9 TD and 6 INT while averaging 201.2 yds/game. Potter does a good job spreading the ball throughout his receivers as the Spartans have 5 receivers that average between 20 and 50 yds/game. Leading the way for the San Jose State receivers has been Tre Hartley (3.3 rec/g, 57.7 yds/g, 2 TD), Justin Holmes (2.8 rec/g, 55.5 yds/g, 2 TD), and Tim Crawley (3.3 rec/g, 40.8 yds/g, 2 TD). Deontae Cooper (12.67 att/g, 54.5 yds/g, 2 TD) and Zamore Zigler (10.0 att/g, 62.2 yds/g, 3 TD) are the biggest threats in the Spartans backfield. Defensively, San Jose State is allowing their opponents to average 40.0 ppg on 475.2 total yards per game (227.7 passing, 247.5 rushing). San Jose State has committed 14 turnovers on the season and has a turnover margin of -2.

The Wolfpack are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games however, just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Nevada was able to rebound from a tough loss at Hawai’i, however, the Wolfpack have struggled putting points on the board throughout the season as they rank 109th in College Football in scoring offense. San Jose State has an experienced QB in Kenny Potter who can certainly generate points, however, the Spartans have really struggled on the defensive end as they rank 113th in total defense and 119th in scoring defense. Nevada was able to pick up an OT win against San Jose State in 2015 and as I think James Butler will be able to do some damage against the Spartans defense, I think Nevada will be able to win what should be a close game. Take Nevada on the M/L.

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