Free Week 4 Prediction: Vandals vs Rebels Odds
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(1-2) Idaho Vandals vs. UNLV Rebels (1-2)
Date: Saturday, September 24th
Time: 9:00 pm EST
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
NCAA Football Spread: UNLV -15.0
NCAA Betting Total: 64.0
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The Idaho Vandals just snuck past Montana State in their opening game at home before getting manhandled by Washington and Washington State.
After losing those two by a combined 75 points, the Vandals will be happy to get out of the state of Washington and face a less daunting opponent in UNLV.
The Rebels are also 1-2 and have been beaten handily in their last two following an opening win over an FCS team.
Quarterback Matt Linehan will look to get himself back on track as the Vandals have scored just 20 total points in the last two weeks.
Given that has been against two Pac 12 defenses, but Linehan is averaging just 5.8 yards per attempt.
The rushing attack hasn’t been much better – averaging just 3.9 yards per carry on 105 carries thus far.
The defense has looked awful as well but Washington and Washington State are both very dangerous offenses.
Last year, Idaho went 1-5 on the road with their lone win over Troy.
Idaho went 4-8 last season and lost by 2 or more touchdowns in 6 of those games. They lost four of their first five games before winning two in a row and then following up with another 4 losses in a row.
The defense was pretty poor last season and will need to regroup after surrendering 50 or more in their last two games.
The Rebels were within 7 of undefeated Central Michigan last week before getting shutout in the second half on their way to a 23 point loss.
They lost in Week 2 by a similar margin – losing 42-21 to UCLA.
The defense has been struggling and the Rebels have been relying on a rushing attack to get the offense going.
Despite losing twice by more than 20 points and you would expect them to have had to throw, the Rebels have run the ball 35 more times than they have thrown.
So, in a more manageable game I would expect UNLV to rely on the run game once again. The Idaho defense has been pretty bad and the Rebels shouldn’t have too many issues moving the football.
The Rebels defense has been pretty bad as well but has faced two strong passing offenses the last two weeks in UCLA and Central Michigan.
So, they should be able to keep the Vandals around 20 points or so.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
• Idaho is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Most trends show both teams going over recently which can lead to a total getting overinflated. These offenses are both weak and it is difficult to see how Idaho scores enough for this to go over.
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The total for this game is likely inflated by the amount of the points each team has given up thus far.
However, the offenses they have faced have been strong ones. Neither the Vandals or Rebels have a strong offense so I expect both defenses to be much better.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Under 64.0
The Rebels should be able to take this one at home but I won’t expect it to be a high scoring game. Idaho’s offense hasn’t given us a reason to think they can put up too many points.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: UNLV 30 – Idaho 13
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