Free Week 2 Prediction: Red Wolves vs. Runnin’ Rebels Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium, Whitney, Nevada
NCAA Football Spread: Runnin’ Rebels -1.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63.5
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This week two game will feature Arkansas State out of the Sun Belt and UNLV out of the Mountain West. Arkansas State suffered a close loss in their week one game, while UNLV ended up winning with ease.
These teams just recently met in 2018, a game that was won by the Red Wolves. UNLV will try to get their revenge as they will now play this years’ meeting in front of their home fans.
Arkansas State Red Wolves
The Red Wolves lost to SMU 37-30 in week one. It was a game where they had the lead midway through the third quarter, but failed to hang on.
They still managed to rack up 424 total yards of offense against the Mustangs.
Most of their yards came through the air as Logan Bonner threw for 324 yards, four touchdowns an one interception. He completed 32 of 50 passes (64%), so that is promising going forward.
On the ground, the Red Wolves ran for just 90 yards. Marcel Murray led the way with 77 yards on 16 carries.
On the receiving side, Omar Bayless single handily tried to win this game for his team. He caught 10 passes for 132 yards and scored four times. He will need to come up huge against UNLV if they are going to win their first game of the season.
The issue with this Red Wolves offense was that they fumbled three times. They lost two of these fumbles, but ended the day with three turnovers, which really killed their drives.
Defensively, there was nothing great about the performance the Red Wolves put on. They allowed 508 total yards. Most of the problems came in their pass defense as well. They allowed 360 yards through the air and just 148 on the ground.
UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
The Runnin’ Rebels cruised to a 1-0 after crushing Southern Utah 56-23.
Their offense totaled 534 yards in this game and will look to continue clicking against the Red Wolves.
Their passing game was relatively weak as they only threw for 203 yards. Armani Rodgers led the way going 11 of 17 for 144 yards and threw for one touchdown.
The running game is where UNLV took over. They rushed for 331 yards as a team on 45 carries. They had two 100-yards rushers and Charles Williams led the way with 143 yards on 15 carries. He also found the end zone a total of three times. Their other 100-yard rusher was the quarterback and he scored twice with his legs.
On defense, the Runnin’ Rebels allowed a total of 341 yards. Their run defense was very stout, allowing 46 yards on 38 carries. Their pass defense was not as impressive as they allowed 295 yards. The pass defense is where they are going to get burned a few times as Arkansas State has a very good wide receiver. If they can just limit this part of the game, they will find themselves in a great position to move to 2-0.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- ARST are 2-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 11-3 in UNLV last 14 non-conference games.
- Over is 6-2 in UNLV last 8 games on fieldturf.
- Over is 20-7 in UNLV last 27 home games.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
After losing to Arkansas State last season, this UNLV team will want to take this game seriously and pick up a win. I think they will win this game because they have a duel-threat quarterback.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels -1.5
I believe the running game will take over for UNLV, but their defense will be unable to slow down the stud wide receiver from the Red Wolves. UNLV covers, but Arkansas State keeps this game pretty close.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Arkansas State 31 – UNLV 35
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