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UNLV Rebels Open as Week 12 Betting Underdogs vs Cougars

UNLV Rebels


BYU Cougars
Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:00 PM ET
LaVell Edwards Stadium

Even through they just broke a four-game losing streak Brigham Young's Cougars are still just 1-3 both SU and ATS since losing quarterback Taysom Hill for the season to injury. So BYU, now 5-4 SU but 3-6 ATS on the season, will try to become bowl-eligible when it takes on 2-8 UNLV Saturday night in Provo.

The Cougars just won at Middle Tennessee 27-7, their first victory in four tries with Christian Stewart at quarterback, covering as field-goal favorites. The Rebels, meanwhile, after snapping a 12-year bowl-less streak last year, will miss a bowl this year, having lost seven of their last eight games, including a 48-21 decision at Air Force last week.

UNLV Rebels vs BYU Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

The BYU Cougars were listed as -22-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

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Computer Prediction: UNLV Rebels vs BYU Cougars Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 35-14 win for the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UNLV Rebels vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

BYU battles the UNLV Rebels, currently with a 2-8 mark (3-7 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 5-3-1 for the Cougars and 4-6 for the UNLV Rebels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and BYU vs UNLV injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the BYU Cougars rated this week at No. 46 and the UNLV Rebels sitting at No. 123.

How UNLV Rebels vs BYU Cougars Stats Matchup

The game also pits BYU's No. 52-ranked offense, averaging 31.78 PPG, against a UNLV defense that ranks No. 115 this week at 37.2 PPG. The BYU aerial game is averaging 253.67 yards per game, more than the UNLV Rebels secondary allows through the air, 225.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the UNLV Rebels own the league's No. 124-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 292.8 yards per game when on the road. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 50 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, UNLV could not slow down $WinningWR, who managed 114 receiving yards in the Falcons 48-21 victory over the Rebels Saturday.

In their last game, BYU's aerial attack generated 316 yards and the Cougars came away with a 27-7 victory over Middle Tennessee at Floyd Stadium.

UNLV Rebels vs BYU Cougars Betting Odds Trends

UNLV is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
UNLV is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 7 games
UNLV is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
BYU is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
BYU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of BYU's last 6 games
BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UNLV at Hawaii, Saturday, November 22nd
BYU home to Savannah St, Saturday, November 22nd