|2013 College Football Week 8 Odds & Total: Fresno State -24.5 vs. UNLV|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 18 October 2013 11:00|
UNLV vs. Fresno State Odds
Fresno State is 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the Mountain West, 3-0 at home and 1-4 against the spread. UNLV is 4-2 overall, 2-0 in the MWC, 1-1 on the road and 3-3 against the spread. Fresno State has won nine straight over UNLV, dating back to 1985.
Trends show that UNLV is 10-39-4 against the spread in its last 53 road games and 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games following a bye. Fresno State is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games after a cover.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Fresno State is the favorite at home, as the Bulldogs have odds of -24.5 points against UNLV on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 73.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Fresno State favored by 20.5 points. The spread quickly climbed up to 24.5. The over/under total opened at 72.5 points and hit a peak of 74 before falling back to 73.5.
Fresno State is coming off a 61-14 win over Idaho two weeks ago. The Bulldogs have been impressive on offense, averaging 47.4 points and 542 yards per game. The defense is allowing 33.4 points per game, but it hasn’t hurt Fresno yet. Derek Carr is leading the offense with 1,864 yards and 19 passing touchdowns while receiver Davante Adams has 52 catches for 496 yards and seven touchdowns.
UNLV is coming off a 39-37 win at Hawaii last week. The Rebels have now won four straight games since starting the season 0-2. UNLV is averaging 33.3 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 36 points per game. Quarterback Caleb Herring has thrown for 1,098 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while Tim Cornett has rushed for 660 yards and nine scores.
In terms of Injuries, Fresno State safety Rodney Mathews is questionable with a knee injury. UNLV linebacker Nicolai Bornand is doubtful with a leg injury while linebacker Igg Porchia is questionable with a leg injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Fresno State, as the Bulldogs are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of -24.5 points against UNLV on Saturday.