UNLV Rebels Face the Arizona Wildcats: Week 1 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

UNLV Rebels

vs

Arizona Wildcats
Friday, August 29, 2014 10:30 PM ET
Arizona Stadium

The Runnin’ Rebels face the Wildcats for the second consecutive season hoping for a much better result than their last matchup. Last season Arizona crushed UNLV 58-13 as a 14-point road favorite. Overall last season UNLV was 7-6 SU and 8-5 ATS, but only two of those wins came outside the Mountain West Conference.

The Wildcats defeated Boston College 42-19 in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl to post an 8-5 SU record and a 6-6-1 ATS mark last season. Arizona was a solid bet at home last season at 4-2-1 ATS and they were also 5-3-1 ATS when favored.

UNLV Rebels vs Arizona Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting UNLV Rebels in this one found them as 25-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

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Computer Prediction: UNLV Rebels vs Arizona Wildcats Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 36-26 win for the Wildcats on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UNLV Rebels vs Arizona Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats sport a record of 8-5 and 6-6-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the UNLV Rebels sit at 7-6 and 8-5 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 5-8 for the Wildcats and 6-6-1 for the Rebels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs UNLV injuries news.

The Arizona Wildcats sit at No. 65 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the UNLV Rebels are at No. 63 on that chart.

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How UNLV Rebels vs Arizona Wildcats Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arizona Wildcats No. 36-ranked offense (33.46 PPG) against a UNLV Rebels defense that ranks No. 95 at 31.85 PPG. The Arizona Wildcats passing attack has averaged 193.54 yards per game, less than the UNLV Rebels give up through the air (217.69 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the UNLV Rebels own the league's No. 87-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 204.33 yards per game when on the road. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, UNLV was a 36-14 loser on the road against North Texas. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (50) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. UNLV didn�t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Mean Green as North Texas blasted them 36-14 in Heart of Dallas Bowl action.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 42-19 winner as they battled Boston College at home. Arizona covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Alex Amidon was good for 129 receiving yards in the Eagles's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn�t help his team to victory and they fell 42-19 to the Eagles.

Next Betting Matchups

UNLV home to N. Colorado, Saturday, September 6th
Arizona at UTSA, Thursday, September 4th