San Diego St. vs. UNLV Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, San Diego State is favored on the road, as the Aztecs are getting odds of -9 points against UNLV. The over/under total for the game is listed at 56.5 points. San Diego State has won three straight over UNLV and the the two are 4-2 with the under in their last six meetings. Tonight’s game takes place from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air live on ESPN2.
UNLV is 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in the Mountain West after a 41-13 win over San Jose State last week. The Rebels are 2-2 with the over/under total this season. UNLV has a defense that is giving up 31.5 points and 488.5 yards per game, but the offense is putting up 36.5 points and 481.5 yards per contest. UNLV has a great rushing attack, as the Rebels average 305.5 yards per game on the ground. Lexington Thomas has run for 571 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while Armani Rogers has thrown for 704 yards and four scores. Devonte Boyd has caught 14 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns.
San Diego State is off to a 5-0 start overall and 1-0 start in the MWC. The Aztecs are coming off a 34-28 win over Northern Illinois last week and hit the over for the second straight game. SDSU is 2-2-1 with the over/under on the season. San Diego State has been led by its physical defense, as the Aztecs are giving up just 21.2 points and 316.2 yards per game. On offense, SDSU is averaging 30 points and 369.6 yards per game. Rashaad Penny is leading the offense with 823 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while Christian Chapman has thrown for 796 yards and seven touchdowns.
This game should bring some emotion as UNLV will be honoring the victims of the Las Vegas shooting this past week. The Rebels should come out with a lot of energy, which should carry it early on both sides of the ball. I think that leads to some big offensive plays in the first half. UNLV has hit the over in 13 of its last 16 home games while San Diego State has hit the over in six of its last seven conference games.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE/UNLV OVER 56.5