MWC: Nevada vs Fresno State 12/5/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

MWC: Nevada vs Fresno State 12/5/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno State Bulldogs (3-1) at Nevada Wolf Pack (5-1)

College Football: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:33 pm (Clarence Mackay Stadium)

The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -6.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Nevada Wolf Pack square off with the Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday in week 14 Mountain West C0nference college football action at Mackay Stadium.

The Fresno State Bulldogs haven’t played in three weeks but hope to build on their three-game winning streak. The Fresno State Bulldogs have split their last eight road games. Jake Haener is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,186 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Haener has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Jalen Cropper and Keric Wheatfall have combined for 529 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ronnie Rivers has 18 receptions. The Fresno State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 141.5 yards per contest, and Ronnie Rivers leads the way with 439 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 23.5 points and 417.3 yards per game. Evan Williams leads the Fresno State Bulldogs with 27 tackles, Kwami Jones has four sacks and Chris Gaston has two interceptions.

The Nevada Wolf Pack look to avoid back-to-back loses while building on their 5-1 record. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won five of their last six home games. Carson Strong is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 1,973 yards, 16 touchdowns and two interceptions. Strong has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. Romeo Doubs and Cole Turner have combined for 1,215 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Justin Lockhart has 26 receptions. The Nevada Wolf Pack ground game is averaging 115.3 yards per contest, and Toa Taua leads the way with 438 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nevada is allowing 21.2 points and 321.5 yards per game. Lawson Hall leads the Nevada Wolf Pack with 43 tackles, Dom Peterson has 4.5 sacks and Berdale Robins has one interception.

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The Bulldogs are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Wolf Pack are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Wolf Pack last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Nevada and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

The Fresno State Bulldogs had serious potential when we last saw them, as the offense topped 30 points in three straight games and the defense was respectable, but we haven't seen them play in three weeks and it's going to be interesting to see if they can regain form after such a long layoff. The Nevada Wolf Pack lost their trip to Hawaii, but they haven't lost at home this season and they have a top-25 defense that's given up 21 or less points in four of their last five games. Because of the long layoff for Fresno State and with Nevada returning home, I'll lay the touchdown with the Wolf Pack.

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Randy’s Pick Nevada Wolf Pack -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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