Fresno State vs. UNLV Prediction
The Fresno State Bulldogs are ranked 23rd nationally and have allowed 21 or fewer points in all but one game this season. Will the Fresno State defense bottle up the host UNLV Rebels tonight to keep the score under the projected total?
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sam Boyd Stadium at 10:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 26-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 60.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 61 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Fresno State. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Johnson having big season for Bulldogs
Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson has 45 catches this year for 761 yards and six touchdowns. Marcus McMaryion is 171-of-243 through the air for 2,142 yards with 18 touchdowns and two interceptions. Jordan Mims has 87 rushes for 301 yards and four scores. Ronnie Rivers has rushed 33 times for 232 yards and four TDs. Jared Rice has made 33 catches for 441 yards and three scores.
Thomas carrying UNLV offense
UNLV running back Lexington Thomas is having a strong year with 136 carries for 721 yards and eight TDs. He also has 11 receptions for 75 yards. Armani Rogers has 71 rushes for 488 yards and six scores. He has also thrown for 369 yards. Quarterback Max Gilliam is 88-of-160 through the air for 1,021 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Tyleek Collins leads the receiving corps with 23 receptions for 387 yards and six touchdowns. Brandon Presley has 23 catches for 276 yards and two TDs.
College Football Betting Trends
The under is 7-0 in the last seven Bulldogs games in November. The under is 8-2 in the last 10 Fresno State road games.
The over is 4-0 in the last four UNLV games overall. The over is 12-3 in the last 15 Rebels games in November.
Fresno State doesn't need to get too creative to beat UNLV. Look for the Bulldogs to keep it pretty basic and use their talented defense to win the field position battle. Even if Fresno State scores six touchdowns, the under could still hit if it ends at something like 42-17. While the Rebels have been giving up a lot of points lately, I don't think they score enough here for the total to go over.
PREDICTION: FRESNO STATE/UNLV UNDER 60.5