Saturday, September 28 is college football’s next big day, so we’ve got the finest Utah State vs. UNLV betting picks and odds for you as the Aggies head to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to face off with the Rebels for the first time since 2018.
Utah State Aggies vs UNLV Rebels Betting Odds & Line Movement
UNLV has lost two straight games against Utah State, which is responsible for the Aggies’ 3-2 ATS record in the five-match series. On Saturday, Utah State is a 5.5-point favorite at BetOnline Sportsbook, with a 60.0-point total.
Notes On The Utah State Aggies
The Utah State Aggies are 3-2 after three straight victories in the 2021 college football season, including two road upsets at Washington State and Air Force.The Aggies are coming off a bye and have suffered two losses in their last two games, both of which were by 27 points.
The Utah State defense battled hard against BYU in Week 5, but it couldn’t handle the Cougars’ rush attack, surrendering 6.1 yards per carry. On the other hand, Utah’s offense generated only 31 yards on 35 carries and threw for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception from Logan Bonner.
Utah State’s offense is ranked 13th in the country in total yards (493.8) and 12th in passing yards per game (318.6). Utah State scores 29.2 points per game (66th) while giving up 30.6 points on 204.0 rushing yards (114th) and 259.8 passing yards (104
Notes On The UNLV Rebels
The UNLV Rebels had two weeks to recuperate and prepare for their Week 7 bout with Utah State. They’re looking to put an end to their horrible losing skid. Despite having a losing streak of 11 games, the Aggies have defeated three ranked foes in the first five weeks of 2021.
At least, the Aggies have covered the spread in three of their previous four games. Following a 38-30 loss as 30-point underdogs at Fresno State in Week 4, Texas A&M was a 21.5-point underdog at UTSA in Week 5, losing 24-17.
Doug Brumfield, a sophomore quarterback, is injured and has missed several games in 2021. While he’s questionable for Saturday’s game against Texas A&M, freshman Cameron Friel may get his second consecutive start.In Week 5, Friel completed 21 of 37 passes for 307 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in a seven-point loss to the Roadrunners.
Pick & Prediction: Utah State Aggies -5.5
The Rebels are putting up 18.6 points per game on just 282.4 yards of total offense (127th in the country). If their freshman quarterback gets another chance, the Rebels will rely on their passing game and have a lot of opportunities against this Utah State defense.
However, the Rebels lack a strong defense, allowing 302.8 passing yards per game (124th). Because the Aggies like to pass around a lot, I’m anticipating them to win and cover a 5.5-point spread.
Both teams are among the league’s worst defenses in 2018. As a result, I believe betting on the over is a good option. Both teams should have no trouble moving the ball. Again, they have significant issues stopping the opposition, particularly in the secondary.
The Gamecocks have already allowed 35-plus points in four of their first five games in 2021. The Aggies’ offense will look to get back on track following a difficult stretch with BYU and Boise State. Utah State is 5-1 in its past six games played in Week 7.