Free Week 3 Prediction: Rebels vs Wolverines Odds
Week 3 College football betting sees the UNLV Rebels taking on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday September 19th atMichigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
UNLV Rebels (0-2) vs. Michigan Wolverines (1-1)
Date:Saturday, September 20th
Time: 12:00 PM Est PM
Venue: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Michigan -34
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
Michigan got their first win under Jim Harbaugh and will look to build off that as they welcome in the struggling UNLV Rebels Saturday afternoon.
Michigan fell behind early to Oregon State, but rallied to secure a 35-7 win.
As for UNLV, they couldn’t have envisioned a worse start to the season. The Rebels were ran out of the stadium against #12 UCLA as they dropped a 37-3 decision.
Kick off is set for high noon inside the Big House.
The Rebels had a chance to start their season off in Week 1 with a win, which could have potentially turned into some promising momentum going forward.
They raced out to a lead against Northern Illinois and were in it till the end, but eventually dropped the game and that snowballed into their poor performance last week against UCLA. The Rebels are also sitting here with a question of who will be under center on Saturday.
Starting QB Blake Decker sustained a lower body injury in the loss to UCLA and is listed as questionable for their Week 3 matchup. Decker had just 6 pass attempts and had 52 yards before coming up hurting on the final play of the first quarter Saturday.
His replacement, Kurt Palandech was pretty bad in his debut as he was 4 of 15 for only 4 yards and threw a pick 6 in his action.
A decision on who will start at QB is expected to be made by Friday.
The national media attention has added a little pressure to a very inexperienced Michigan team. After they opened the season with a lackluster performance in Utah, Michigan started off slow in Week 2, falling behind 7-0 extremely early.
However, the nerves were put aside and the Wolverines started to find their rhythm and things started to click. The Wolverines eventually went on to win the game 35-7, shutting down Oregon State the rest of the way.
RB De’Veon Smith was the star in Saturday’s win as he rushed for 126 yards and 3 touchdowns.
QB Jake Rudock had a decent bounce back performance as he threw for 180 yards on 18 of 26. Rudock moved the ball much better than in Week 1, but still managed to throw an interception with raised his total to 4 on the year.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Rebels are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Rebels are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten.
- Rebels are 18-43-4 ATS in their last 65 road games.
- Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
- Wolverines are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
UNLV isn’t ready to compete with the big boys just yet. Not saying Michigan is the definition of a threatening team, but they still have the spotlight off them with Harbaugh’s first win and can settle down and get to work.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan ATS
The Wolverines found some solid play on both sides of the ball against Oregon State. They should be able to carry that over and grab a very lopsided win on Saturday.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Michigan 52- UNLV 3
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