Broncos home to Rebels in NCAAF betting action
UNLV Rebels vs Boise State Broncos Odds
Bronco Stadium features a battle between the host Boise State Broncos and the visiting UNLV Rebels in betting action Saturday.
They battle the Rebels, currently with a 1-6 mark (4-2-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-4 for the Broncos and 5-1 for the Rebels.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Broncos as 27.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Broncos, currently No. 38 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rebels, who rate No. 99 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 36-16 victory for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boise State's No. 82-ranked offense (25.2 PPG) against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 109 at 36 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 208.3 yards per game, less than the Rebels give up through the air (263.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Rebels feature the league's No. 92-rated road run defense, allowing 222 yards per game. Boise State, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.
UNLV was a 42-37 loser in their most recent outing at home against Nevada. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (79) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, UNLV got a 129-yard performance from Tim Cornett, but Nevada prevailed 42-37.
Last time out for Boise State, they were a 20-10 winner as they battled Fresno State at home. Boise State covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 30 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Boise State got a 122-yard performance from D.J. Harper as a key part of its 20-10 win over Fresno State.
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing in October are 10-0
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
A few Rebels at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNLV's last 5 games
UNLV is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
UNLV is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boise State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boise State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boise State's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boise State's last 6 games
UNLV at San Diego State, Saturday, October 27
Boise State at Wyoming, Saturday, October 27