|2014 ESPN Friday Night College Football Odds & Spread: UNLV vs. Arizona|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 29 August 2014 15:30|
UNLV vs. Arizona Odds
Arizona is coming off a 8-5 record in 2013 where it went 4-5 in the Pac-12. UNLV went 7-6 last season, holding a 5-3 record in the Mountain West. These two met last year with Arizona picking up a 58-13 win at UNLV.
Trends show that Arizona is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games on Friday and 5-2 ATS in its last 7 non-conference games. UNLV is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on grass. Arizona has hit the under in its last six home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Arizona is the clear favorite in this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -23.5 points against the Rebels. The over/under total for the game is listed at 60 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Arizona favored by 24 points. The spread dropped to 23.5 soon after and held there. The over/under total opened at 57 points but quickly jumped up to 60.
Two good years with Rich Rodriguez have Arizona ready to move on to the next level. This year’s team has four starters back on the offensive line, which should help new quarterback Anu Solomon, a freshman. On defense, Arizona allowed 24.2 points and 401.1 yards per game. Six starters return from that group, including three in the secondary. The unit will be led by Tra’Mayne Bondurant, who had four interceptions in 2013.
UNLV will look to build off a winning season in 2013 behind a veteran offense. However, the Rebels are new at quarterback. Blake Decker, a junior, takes over. He has four starters back on the line in front of him and has a strong receiver in Devante Davis, who caught 87 passes for 1,290 yards and 14 scores a year ago. Defensively, the Rebels allowed 31.8 points and 433.2 yards per game. This year’s team has three starters back in the secondary, led by Peni Vea at safety. He had 108 tackles and two interceptions in 2013.
In terms of Injuries, Arizona defensive lineman Reggie Gilbert (foot) and receiver Nate Phillips (foot) are both questionable for the game. UNLV has no injuries to report for this game.
The Public Bets are behind Arizona in this game, as the Wildcats are getting 71% of the wagers with odds of -23.5 points against UNLV tonight.