Free Week 2 Prediction: Rebels vs Vandals Odds
Looking for UNLV Rebels vs. Idaho Vandals free picks? Week 2 betting sees the Rebels taking on the Vandals Saturday September 9th at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this UNLV Idaho free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) UNLV Rebels vs. Idaho Vandals (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Time: 9:00 pm EST
Venue: Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho
NCAA Football Spread: Idaho -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 70
Live CFB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The UNLV Rebels, take to the road and visit the Idaho Vandals in Moscow, Idaho for week two of the 2017 college football season. This matchup could be close if the Rebels decide to show up and play this week.
UNLV took a tough week one lose to the Howard Bison at home, 43-40; while the Idaho Vandals got a week one win against the Sacramento State Hornets, for their first home win of the season, 28-6.
This game could make or break UNLV’s bowl chances early in the year if the Rebels take another loss.
UNLV is coming off a demoralizing home loss to the Howard Bison. Losing by a field goal in a game that was supposed to be a blowout by the Rebels. UNLV lost the biggest upset in the history of college football last week, and it’s only fitting the upset came in Vegas.
The Rebels looked slow from the start and played sloppy the entire game. It was almost like the Rebels didn’t expect any one to show up and play in the opener. Boy were they wrong. The UNLV defense was carved apart by the Bison.
Howard put up an unexpected 449 yards of total offense against a UNLV team some thought would be better defensively this season. The secondary only gave up 150 passing yards and one touchdown to Caylin Newton, but allowed 309 rushing yards for the game.
Idaho did what UNLV was expected to do, win in week one. The Vandals didn’t allow the Sacramento State Hornets any confidence early, taking the lead at halftime, 14-6. The Vandals offense score two more touchdowns in the second half for the 28-6 win.
Idaho’s defense shut down the Hornets in the second half, not allowing a point from Sacramento State. The Vandals defense held the Hornets to just 190 total yards for the game, and allowed under 100 yards passing and rushing in the win.
Idaho’s offense might not have looked as good as the defense, but were solid in the run and pass game. Quarterback Matt Linehan went 14 for 19 with 163 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while Aaron Duckworth had 19 carries for 190 on the ground in the win.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 9-1 in UNLV last 10 games as an underdog.
- Over is 23-6 in UNLV last 29 games overall.
- Over is 21-6 in UNLV last 27 games on fieldturf.
- IDHO are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 13-5 in IDHO last 18 non-conference games.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
The Vandals are at home and the crowd will be rocking in Moscow. Idaho on paper looks like a team that is going to give UNLV serious problems in every aspect of the game. If UNLV wants a win, they must correct the run defense in week two.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Idaho -6.5
After the way the UNLV defense looked last week against the Howard Bison, the Rebels have way to much to correct in a weeks span, especially taking to the road against the well balanced tough nose Idaho squad.
Expect Idaho to dominate the Rebels on both sides of the ball in week two. The Vandals have a stout defense that will play very dominant at home. Look for the Vandals to roll the Rebels and cover the spread at home in week two.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Idaho 31 – UNLV 17
If you’re looking for more picks like this UNLV Rebels vs. Idaho Vandals matchup we’ll be providing 4* free College football game predictions on the blog all bowl season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free CFB Football picks!
Check out our Updated College Football Betting Odds.