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Utah at UNLV

After a short stint away, No. 24 Utah is back in the top 25 rankings and the Utes look to build on that Saturday when they travel to UNLV for a 10PM ET kickoff from Sam Boyd Stadium.

Bet Utah at UNLV
Despite a 4-1 record, Utah is just 1-4 against the spread this year, with their lone cover coming against Louisville at home. The Utes lost their first game in two seasons on Sept. 19 in a 31-24 loss at Oregon, and since, Utah has defeated the Cardinals and Colorado State. Terrance Cain has thrown for 1,162 yards and eight touchdowns on the year while David Reed has caught 35 passes for 500 yards. Matt Asiata rushed for 330 yards in four games until having his season ended with an ACL tear. Eddie Wide has shoulder the load since and has 298 yards with two scores on the ground. Utah ranks second in the Mountain West Conference in yards per game at 437.6, but on defense, Utah has only allowed 18.6 points and 302.6 yards per-game. The Utes have allowed the fewest passing yards in the conference at 809.
UNLV is 2-4 on the year and on a three-game losing streak. The Rebels are 1-4 against the spread also on the season, as their defense is allowing 35.2 points and 476 yards per-game. On offense, the Rebels have one of the top passing attacks in the conference, as quarterback Omar Clayton has thrown for 1,236 yards and eight touchdowns in five games. Clayton missed the last game for UNLV and is questionable for this week, but Mike Clausen will fill in if Clayton can’t go. Clausen has 410 yards passing and three scores on the season. Ryan Wolfe and Phillip Payne each have over 400 yards receiving this season for the Rebels while Channing Trotter has rushed for 311 yards and six touchdowns.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Utah 16.5-point road favorites over UNLV on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 60.
College Football Week 7 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
UTAH is 6-4 against the spread versus UNLV since 1992
UTAH is 9-1 straight up against UNLV since 1992
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
UNLV is 2-0 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons 
UNLV is 1-1 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons 
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 
All games played at UNLV since 1992
UTAH is 3-2 against the spread versus UNLV since 1992
UTAH is 4-1 straight up against UNLV since 1992
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at UNLV over the last 3 seasons.
UNLV is 1-0 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons 
UNLV is 1-0 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons 
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 7 College Football Injury Report
UTAH
[LB] 09/10/2009 - Mo Neal out indefinitely ( Suspension ) 
[RB] 09/26/2009 - Sausan Shakerin missed last game, "?" 10/10 vs Colorado State ( Hand ) 
[RB] 09/27/2009 - Matt Asiata out for season ( ACL ) 
[DT] 09/24/2009 - Latu Heimuli out for season ( Foot ) 
UNLV
[OG] 09/23/2009 - Sean Tesoro out for season ( Ankle ) 
[QB] 10/03/2009 - Omar Clayton missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. BYU ( Shoulder ) 
[DE] 10/01/2009 - Daniel Mareko out indefinitely ( Forearm ) 
Utah at UNLV Current Odds
Utah Utes -16.5 Over 60 (-1200)
UNLV Rebels +16.5 Under 60 (+710)
Bet Utah at UNLV
Posted: 10/17/09 5:36PM ET

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