Rebels visit Aggies in Week 5 NCAAF clash
UNLV Rebels vs Utah State Aggies Odds
The Aggies will try to win and cover the spread at Romney Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Rebels in Week 5 action.
Backers of the Aggies have seen them go 3-1 and 3-0-1 ATS so far this season, while the Rebels are at 1-3 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Rebels are 3-0, while the Aggies are 0-3.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 18 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 40-rated Aggies and the No. 56-ranked Rebels, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 36-21 result in favor of the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah State's No. 78-ranked offense (26.5 PPG) against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 86 at 29.2 PPG. The Aggies passing attack has averaged 219.8 yards per game, less than the Rebels give up through the air (233.5 YPG on average).
UNLV was a 38-35 winner in their most recent outing at home against Air Force. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (73) made winners of OVER bettors. Tim Cornett tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards in the latest Rebels game, a 38-35 win over the Falcons at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Utah State was a 31-19 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Colorado State. They earned a push of the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Utah State got a 205-yard performance from Kerwynn Williams as a key part of its 31-19 win over Colorado State.
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
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few Rebels at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of UNLV's last 12 games on the road
UNLV is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
UNLV is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Utah State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
UNLV at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, October 6
Utah State at BYU, Friday, October 5