UNLV Rebels at Boise State Broncos - 11/18/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (4-6) at Boise State Broncos (9-1)
College Football: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Albertsons Stadium)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -28 -- Over/Under: 64.5 See the Latest Odds
The UNLV Rebels will travel to play the Boise State Broncos in a Mountain West college football game on Friday night.
The Boise State Broncos are 9-1 (5-1) this season after beating Hawaii by a score of 52-16 in their last game. Boise State has won their last 2 games and is tied for 1st in the Mountain West Mountain standings. The Boise State offense is averaging 36.5 points per game with 183 rushing yards and 314.8 passing yards per game. Brett Rypien is completing 65% of his passes for 2916 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for Boise State. Jeremy McNichols has rushed for 1369 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Alex Mattison has added 283 yards and 3 scores for the Broncos. Thomas Sperbeck has caught 62 passes for 1023 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Cedrick Wilson has added 827 yards and 9 touchdowns for Boise State. The Boise State defense is giving up 22 points per game with 165.5 rushing yards and 223.6 passing yards per game. Ben Weaver has led the Boise State defense with 89 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Sam McCaskill has added 39 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks. Tyler Rausa has gone 5-8 on field goals, with a long of 38 yards.
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The UNLV Rebels are 4-6 (3-3) this season after beating Wyoming by a score of 69-66 in triple overtime in their last game. UNLV has lost 3 of their last 5 games and is currently 2nd in the Mountain West West standings. The UNLV offense is averaging 34.4 points per game with 252.7 rushing yards and 172.1 passing yards per game. Kurt Palandech is completing 54.5% of his passes for 413 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception for UNLV. Charles Williams has rushed for 665 yards and 3 touchdowns, while David Greene has added 195 yards and 8 scores for the Rebels. Devonte Boyd (Doubtful) has caught 45 passes for 746 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Andrew Price has added 13 catches for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns for UNLV. The UNLV defense is giving up 35.4 points per game with 165.4 rushing yards and 261.6 passing yards per game. Tau Lotulelei has led the UNLV defense with 96 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks, while Troy Hawthorne has added 85 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. Evan Pantels has gone 11-12 on field goals, with a long of 38 yards.
UNLV is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The over is 14-3 in UNLV’s last 17 conference games. Boise State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 10-2 in Boise State’s last 12 home games.
UNLV is coming off of a huge win against Wyoming in their last game, but face a very tall task against a good Boise State team. Boise State can’t afford a slip up here so I expect them to come out strong. Boise State should be able to use their offense to move the ball up and down the field on a poor UNLV defense, so I like Boise State here.