Game Preview - Rebels underdogs vs Wildcats at UNLV
Arizona Wildcats vs UNLV Rebels Odds
The Wildcats will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Rebels in UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday in Week 2 action.
This season the Rebels are 0-1 overall and 0-1 ATS against the number, while the Wildcats are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. As for the totals, UNLV is 1-0 on the OU, and Arizona is 0-1.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 13-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 49-rated Rebels and the No. 71-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 62--1 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 76-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Rebels passing attack has averaged 226 yards per game, more than the Wildcats give up through the air (176 YPG on average).
Arizona was a 35-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 30.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (35) made winners of UNDER bettors. Daniel Jenkins tore up the turf for 139 rushing yards in the latest Wildcats game, a 35-0 win over the Lumberjacks at Arizona Stadium.
Last time out for UNLV, they were a 51-23 loser as they battled Minnesota on the road. UNLV failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 74 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Shaquille Murray-Lawrence went over the 100-yard mark (108) in his team's latest effort, but Minnesota still defeated UNLV by a score of 51-23.
Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 0-10
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
A few Wildcats at Rebels trends to consider:
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games on the road
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 7 games
UNLV is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
UNLV is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
UNLV is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Arizona home to UTSA, Saturday, September 14
UNLV home to Central Michigan, Saturday, September 14