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Rebels face Bulldogs in Week 8 odds

UNLV Rebels Fresno State Bulldogs

Fresno State was the preseason favorite to win the Mountain West, and so far the Bulldogs have lived up to those expectations, winning their first five games and climbing to No. 17 in the polls.

FSU will shoot for a 6-0 start when it hosts 4-2 UNLV Saturday night (10 pm ET).

The Bulldogs are averaging 47 points per game, but are also only 1-4 ATS, thanks to three close victories in which they couldn't cover the number.

UNLV, meanwhile, after dropping its first two games of the season, has won four in a row.

As of early this week Fresno State was favored by 22 points over the Rebels in this renewal of an old WAC rivalry.

This season the Bulldogs are 5-0 overall and 1-4 ATS against the number, while the Rebels are 4-2 and 3-3 ATS. As for the totals, Fresno State is 4-1 on the OU, and UNLV is 4-1-1.

View UNLV Rebels vs Fresno State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Rebels in this one found them as 21-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The total was 72 in early WAC betting at BetOnline.

The game pits the Bulldogs, currently No. 12 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rebels, who rate No. 88 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 48-32 victory for the Bulldogs.

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In their last action, UNLV was a 39-37 winner at home against Hawaii. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (76) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Fresno State's aerial attack generated 419 yards and the Bulldogs came away with a 61-14 victory over Idaho at Kibbie Dome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Fresno State's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 47.4 PPG, against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 110 this week at 36 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 374 yards per game, more than the Rebels secondary allows through the air, 165.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Rebels feature the league's No. 123-rated road run defense, allowing 359 yards per game. Fresno State, meanwhile, ranks No. 109 in rushing offense at home.

A few Rebels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
UNLV is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
UNLV is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
UNLV is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
UNLV is 4-19-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Fresno State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Fresno State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Fresno State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Fresno State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
UNLV at Nevada, Saturday, October 26th
Fresno State at San Diego State, Saturday, October 26th