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Rebels open as underdog vs Wolf Pack

UNLV RebelsNevada Wolf Pack
4-3October 26, 2013, 06:05 | Mackay Stadium3-4

UNLV visits Nevada on Saturday, hoping to send the Wolf Pack to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Mackay Stadium.

The Rebels will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolf Pack are 3-4 ATS. UNLV is 4-2-1 against the total, while Nevada is 4-3 versus the number.

View UNLV Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -3.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 90-rated Rebels taking on the No. 94-rated Wolf Pack in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 26-20 win for the Rebels on Saturday.

UNLV was a 38-14 loser in its last match on the road against Fresno State. They covered the 25-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 52 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. UNLV was hammered in its last outing, as Fresno State ran up a 38-14 score against them at Bulldog Stadium. Nevada lost its last outing 34-17 against Boise State on Saturday, getting a 121-yard receiving performance from Brandon Wimberly in a losing cause at Bronco Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nevada's No. 74-ranked offense, averaging 28.57 PPG, against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 110 this week at 36.29 PPG. The Wolf Pack aerial game is averaging 246.86 yards per game, more than the Rebels secondary allows through the air, 204.29 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Rebels feature the league's No. 119-rated road run defense, allowing 308 yards per game. Nevada, meanwhile, ranks No. 46 in rushing offense at home.

A few Rebels at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
UNLV is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
UNLV is 7-17-1 SU in its last 25 games
UNLV is 5-19-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
UNLV is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Nevada is 4-12-1 SU in its last 17 games
Nevada is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Nevada is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
Nevada is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing UNLV

Next up:
UNLV at San Jose State, Saturday, November 2nd
Nevada at Fresno State, Saturday, November 2nd