|2012 College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread: UNLV vs. Boise State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:30|
UNLV vs. Boise State Odds
Boise State is 5-1 overall, 2-0 in the Mountain West Conference and 3-0 at home. UNLV is 1-6 overall, 1-1 in the Mountain West and 0-2 on the road. The Rebels are 3-2-2 against the spread while the Broncos are 4-2 ATS.
Trends show that Boise State is 1-7 against the spread in its last 8 conference games and just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 home games. UNLV is just 10-37-4 against the spread in its last 51 road games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Boise State is the clear favorite in this game, as the Broncos are getting odds of -28 points at home against UNLV. The over/under total has been set at 53.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Boise State favored by 27 points. The spread never was lower than that and it peaked at 28.5 points before closing at 28.
Boise State is coming off a 20-10 win over Fresno State last week. The Broncos have now won five straight games after losing 17-13 to Michigan State in the season opener. Boise State is giving up just 14.7 points per game this year on defense while the offense is scoring 25.2 points per game. The team is being led by running back D.J. Harper, who has rushed for 549 yards and six touchdowns.
UNLV is coming off a 42-37 loss to Nevada at home last week. The Rebels have lost three straight, but they have had five of their seven games decided by 8 points or less. On the year, UNLV is allowing 36 points per game while scoring just 26.7 points per contest. The offense is being led by running back Tim Cornett, who has rushed for 747 yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Boise State tight end Hayden Plinke is questionable with an undisclosed injury while tight end Gabe Linehan is out with a hamstring injury. UNLV defensive back Peni Vea is questionable with an arm injury while offensive lineman Camerson Jefferson is questionable with a leg injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Boise State. The Broncos are getting 71% of the wagers with odds of -28 points at UNLV on Saturday.