Rebels battle Chippewas in Week 3 odds
Central Michigan Chippewas vs UNLV Rebels Odds
Sam Boyd Stadium features a battle between the host UNLV Rebels and the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas in betting action Saturday.
The Chippewas will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rebels are 0-2 ATS. Central Michigan is 1-1 against the total, while UNLV is 2-0 versus the number.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 11.5-point favorites 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: It's a betting matchup between the No. 119-rated Rebels and the No. 79-ranked Chippewas, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 9--4 result in favor of the Chippewas.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 101-ranked offense (18 PPG) against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 113 at 40 PPG. The Rebels passing attack has averaged 175.5 yards per game, less than the Chippewas give up through the air (224 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Chippewas feature the league's No. 58-rated road run defense, allowing 242 yards per game. UNLV, meanwhile, ranks No. 73 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Central Michigan was a 24-21 winner at home against New Hampshire. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, Central Michigan's aerial attack generated 326 yards and the Chippewas came away with a 24-21 victory over New Hampshire at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
UNLV was a 58-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against Arizona. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (71) made winners of OVER bettors. UNLV was hammered in its last outing, as Arizona ran up a 58-13 score against them at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
A few Chippewas at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Central Michigan's last 8 games on the road
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games
Central Michigan is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNLV's last 6 games at home
UNLV is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
UNLV is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
UNLV is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Central Michigan home to Toledo, Saturday, September 21
UNLV home to Western Illinois, Saturday, September 21