Utah State Aggies (0-2) at Nevada Wolf Pack (2-0)
College Football: Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Clarence Mackay Stadium)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -14.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah State Aggies and Nevada Wolf Pack meet Thursday Night in MWC week 10 college football action at Mackay Stadium in a battle of unbeaten against winless.
The Utah State Aggies are 0-2 on the season and look to avoid their first 0-3 start since the 2008 CFB season. The Utah State Aggies have lost four of their last seven road games. Jason Shelley is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Shelley has two touchdown passes on his last 59 pass attempts. Deven Thompkins and Justin McGriff have combined for 148 receiving yards and one touchdown while Derek Wright has three receptions. The Utah State Aggies ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and Jaylen Warren leads the way with 89 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Utah State is allowing 40 points and 510 yards per game. Cash Gilliam leads the Utah State Aggies with 19 tackles, AJ Vongphachanh has one sack and Shaq Bond has two pass deflections.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are undefeated on the season and look for their first 3-0 start since the 2010 CFB season. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won five of their last seven home games. Carson Strong is completing 75.9 percent of his passes for 770 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Strong has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Romeo Doubs and Cole Turner have combined for 519 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Melquan Stovall has six receptions. The Nevada Wolf Pack ground game is averaging 111.5 yards per contest, and Devonte Lee leads the way with 110 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Nevada is allowing 26.5 points and 354.5 yards per game. Tyson Williams leads the Nevada Wolf Pack with 13 tackles, Lawson Hall has one sack and Berdale Robins has one interception.
The Aggies are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolf Pack are 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Aggies last 5 games overall. The under is 13-6 in Wolf Pack last 19 conference games. The home team is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Utah State Aggies have done nothing this season that makes you want to get behind them, as they've been outscored 80-20 in their first two games and have one of the worst offenses in college football. The Nevada Wolf Pack have scored 37 points in each of their first two games and have the second best passing attack in the country with an average of 385 passing yards per game. Nevada has also covered five of its last eight games as a double-digit favorite. The Utah State Aggies have failed to cover six of their last seven games as a double-digit underdog.
I have no choice but to lay the points with the Nevada Wolf Pack here, even if I don't love the line.