Lobos vs Rebels Betting Preview

UNLV RebelsNew Mexico Lobos
2-2September 28, 2013, 08:00 | University Stadium1-2

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Rebels on Saturday when they take on the Lobos at University Stadium in Week 5 action.

The Rebels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Lobos are 1-1-1 ATS. UNLV is 2-1-1 on the totals; New Mexico is 2-1.

View UNLV Rebels vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

New Mexico were sitting as -1-point Favorite earlier in the week at Sportsbook. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Lobos at No. 113 and the Rebels at No. 107 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 23-21 result in favor of the Lobos.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 74-ranked offense (27.33 PPG) against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 106 at 34.25 PPG. The Lobos passing attack has averaged 76.33 yards per game, less than the Rebels give up through the air (146.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rebels own the league's No. 100-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 281.5 yards per game when on the road. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 69 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Rebels at Lobos trends to consider:
UNLV is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
UNLV is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games
UNLV is 3-19-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
UNLV is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Mexico is 2-4-2 ATS in its last 8 games
New Mexico is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
New Mexico is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Mexico is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UNLV

Next up:
UNLV at Hawaii, Saturday, October 12th
New Mexico at New Mexico State, Saturday, October 5th
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