Fresno State Bulldogs at UNLV Rebels - 10/10/14 CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (3-3) at UNLV Rebels (1-5)
College Football: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
The Line: UNLV Rebels +9.5 -- Over/Under: 65.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Fresno State Bulldogs and UNLV Rebels will square off Friday night at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The Fresno State Bulldogs have all of a sudden won three straight games and are starting to show improvements defensively. Overall, Fresno State is allowing 36.5 points, 469.3 yards, and has forced eight turnovers and 10 sacks. However, Fresno State has allowed 24 or less points in three straight games and has won 10 straight regular season games when allowing 21 or less. Kyrie Wilson leads Fresno State with 49 tackles and Ejiro Ederaine has six tackles for loss. Offensively, Brian Burrell is completing 56.9 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and four interceptions, and he’s also the second-leading rusher with 230 yards and two scores. Josh Harper is Fresno State’s biggest offensive playmaker, and he’s scored in two of his last three games and leads the Bulldogs with 35 receptions. Marteze Waller leads Fresno State with 524 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
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The UNLV Rebels have lost four straight and are simply a bad team on both sides of the ball. Blake Decker is completing only 54.7 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and nine interceptions, and he’s probable for this game despite an arm injury. UNLV hasn’t had much success on the ground, as its averaging just 3.7 yards per carry, but Keith Whitely does have close to 400 total yards and leads the Rebels with 299 rushing yards. Freshman receiver Devonte Boyd leads UNLV with 357 receiving yards but has scored just one touchdown. UNLV has scored 17 or fewer points in five of its first six games this season. Defensively, the UNLV Rebels are allowing 38.7 points, 545.3 yards, and they’ve forced five turnovers and 12 sacks. Tau Lotulelei leads UNLV with 45 tackles and Siuea Vaesau has three sacks.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Rebels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
I have no idea what to expect from this game other than the fact neither team has been great on the defensive side of the ball. I'd probably stay away from this game altogether, but if you need action I suggest the over.