Utah State Aggies vs UNLV Rebels Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/16/2021

by Big Al Staff

Utah State Aggies vs UNLV Rebels Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/16/2021

Game Time: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Venue:  Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
Where to Watch: CBS Sports

Opening MLB Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings Sportsbook:  Spread: Utah St -7; Over/Under:  62.5 points
Circa:  Spread: Utah St -7; Over/Under:  62 points
VegasInsider:  Spread:  Utah St -7; Over/Under: 62 points

Season Record

Utah State: 3-2, 1-1 conf (Mountain West Mountain)
UNLV: 0-5, 0-1 conf (Mountain West West)
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Aggies vs Rebels Preview and Analysis

Utah State has played 5 games.  Game 1 was a close win over Washington State 26-23.  Game 2 was a big win over North Dakota 48-24.  Game 3 was another supre close win against Air Force 49-45.  Game 4 began the slide as Utah State lost to Boise State 27-3.  Game 5 Utah State lost to the BYU Cougars, but hung tough 34-20.
UNLV’s games have all been losses so far.  They opened the season with a really close overtime loss to Eastern Washington 35-33.  Game 2 was a bigger loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils 37-10.  Game 3 was an even bigger loss to Iowa State 48-3…. It got better from there, but it didn’t get better in the win column.  Game 4 was a loss to Fresno State 38-30.  Game 5 was yet another loss to UTSA 24-17.  It has all been downhill for UNLV this season… they feel like a permanent underdog.

Offensive Analysis

Utah State is ranked 14th on offense in the FBS.  They have scored 17 touchdowns on 491 ypg. They have scored on everybody except Boise State.

UNLV is ranked 126th (out of 130) on offense in the FBS.  They have scored 10 touchdowns on 282.4 yards per game.  They are 0-5 on the season.  

Defensive Analysis

Utah State is ranked 119th on defense in the FBS. They have allowed an eye popping 18 touchdowns and 463.8 yards per game.  They score perfectly well but can’t seem to stop anybody.

UNLV is ranked 113th on defense in the FBS.  They have allowed a staggering 26 touchdowns on 451.4 yards per game.  The FBS ranking takes a lot of numbers into account, strength of schedule, stats on stats on stats…. But 113th seems a bit high.

Utah State vs UNLV Prediction

Our prediction for Saturday, October 16th is… Utah State 42 - UNLV 21

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NCAAF Betting Trends

Utah State is 6-3 ATS as a favorite the last 3 seasons.
Utah State is 26-14 ATS after a bye week since 1993.
UNLV is 3-8 ATS in home games the last 3 seasons.
UNLV is 3-2 ATS this season.

Key Injuries

Utah State:  QB Logan Bonner has been upgraded to probable.
UNLV: WR Kyle Williams (hamstring) Quest * QB Doug Broomfield (knee) quest

Starting Lineups

Utah State:  QB Logan Bonner, Calvin Tyler JR, TE Carson Terrell, WR Justin McGriff, WR Savon Scarver, WR Deven Thompkins, LT Alfred Edwards, LG Demytrick Ali’ifua, OC Chandler Dolphin, RG Quazzel White, 

UNLV: Doug Brumfield, RB Charles Williams, TE Giovanni Fauolo SR, WR Steve Jenkins, Wr Zyell Griffin, WR Kyle Williams, LT Clayton Bradley, LG Julio Garcia, OC Leif Fautanu, RG Daviyon McDaniel, RT Tiger Shanks


Statistical Leaders

Utah State
Passing Yards: Logan Bonner 1,235
Rushing Yards: Calvin Tyler Jr 417
Receiving Yards:  Deven Thompkins 639 
Tackles:  Justin Rice  47
Interceptions: Justin Rice 3

Passing Yards: Cameron Friel 512 
Rushing Yards: Charles Williams 404
Receiving Yards: Steve Jenkins 217 
Tackles: Jacoby Windmon 41
Interceptions:  Phillip Hill 2


Weather Forecast

Sunny.  78* Humidity 16%.  Wind 7 mph.  It’s a cool Saturday in the desert.  Perfect football weather.

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