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Rebels visit Cougars in Week 2 battle

UNLV RebelsWashington State Cougars
Sep 10, 5:00 PM | Turf of Martin Stadium

UNLV Rebels vs Washington State Cougars Odds


The Cougars will do battle with the visiting UNLV Rebels on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Cougars sport records of 1-0 and 1-0 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rebels sit at 0-1 and 1-0 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-0 for the Cougars and 1-0 for the Rebels.

View UNLV vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Cougars are listed as 15.5-point favorites at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 55.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cougars, currently No. 28 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rebels, who rate No. 93 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 81-4 victory for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits the Washington State's #3-ranked offense, averaging 64 PPG, against a Rebels defensive that ranks #114 this week at 51 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 301 yards per game, more than the Rebels secondary allows through the air, 258 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Rebels feature the league's #38-rated road run defense, allowing 241 yards per game. Washington State, meanwhile, ranks #8 in rushing offense at home.

UNLV lost its last outing, a 51-17 result against Wisconsin on September 1. UNLV covered in that game as a 35-point underdog, while the 68 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Washington State was a 64-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against Idaho State. They covered the 29.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (85) made winners of OVER bettors.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Rebels at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNLV's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of UNLV's last 11 games
UNLV is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
UNLV is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Washington State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington State is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
UNLV home to Hawaii, Saturday, September 17
Washington State at San Diego State, Saturday, September 17