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San Jose State favored by -2.5 against UNLV on Saturday

San Jose State Spartans UNLV Rebels
4-3 November 02, 2013, 04:00 | Sam Boyd Stadium 5-3



A key Week 10 battle has the visiting Spartans travelling to UNLV on Saturday to face the Rebels.

They battle the Spartans, currently with a 4-3 mark (4-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-3-1 for the Rebels and 3-3-1 for the Spartans.

View San Jose State Spartans vs UNLV Rebels Odds and Stats.

The Rebels were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

This game matches up the No. 100 (Rebels) and the No. 49 (Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 26-24 result in favor of the Spartans is predicted by handicapping models.

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Last time out for San Jose State, they were a 51-44 winner as they battled Wyoming at home. San Jose State failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 95 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In UNLV's last outing, Caleb Herring threw for 335 yards to lead the Rebels over Nevada 27-22 at Mackay Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNLV's No. 63-ranked offense (30.12 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 89 at 30.71 PPG. The Rebels passing attack has averaged 247.62 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (242.86 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Spartans feature the league's No. 80-rated road run defense, allowing 193.5 yards per game. UNLV, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.

A few Spartans at Rebels trends to consider:
San Jose State is 18-5 ATS in its last 23 games
San Jose State is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
San Jose State is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
San Jose State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UNLV is 5-1 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 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games at home


Next up:
San Jose State at San Diego State, Saturday, November 9th
UNLV at Utah State, Saturday, November 9th