New Mexico vs. UNLV - 11/17/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (4-6) at New Mexico Lobos (3-7)
College Football: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm (University Stadium)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down in Albuquerque at University Stadium on Friday, the UNLV Rebels and the New Mexico Lobos will be meeting up in college football activity.
UNLV is coming into this one with a 4-6 record so far. The Rebels had won two straight over Fresno State and Hawaii but lost their last outing to BYU. In that one, Rebels QB Johnny Stanton put up 325 yards, two touchdowns and two picks.
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On the season so far, Stanton has 724 yards with four scores and two INTs, and Lexington Thomas leads UNLV in rush yards with 1146 and 15 TDs on 178 carries. Devonte Boyd is the Rebels’ top receiver with 30 catches for 551 yards and three touchdowns.
Over on the New Mexico side, they’re sitting at 2-7 right now and have a five-game losing streak going to Fresno State, Colorado State, Wyoming, Utah State and Texas A&M. In that one, Lobos QBs combined to go 7-of-17 for just 24 yards and a pick.
So far this year, Lamar Jordan leads the Lobos QBs with 593 yards, three scores and five picks, and Tyrone Owens is the lead RB on 579 yards and three TDs from 118 carries. Jay Griffin is the top New Mexico receiver with 23 catches for 283 yards and three TDs.
The Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss and 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. UNLV is also 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five games on grass.
Meanwhile, the Lobos are 4-9 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games on grass. New Mexico is also 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall and the under is 4-0 in their last four conference games.
The UNLV offense, for the most part, has been performing adequately lately. Over their last four games, the Rebels have scored at least 21 points and hit 30 in two of those. UNLV is simply giving up a lot of points on the other side—at least 31 in each of their losses this year. The good news for the Rebels is that New Mexico has all those problems too—even more so. This may be something of a sloppy game, but I expect UNLV to come out on top here. The over might not be a bad play, either.