It will be an instate showdown when the Nevada Wolf Pack travels to Sin City to face the UNLV Rebels in a college football game on Saturday night.
Kick off time from UNLV is set for 10PM Eastern Time with national television provided by The Mountain.
The betting odds came in this game with the road team Nevada Wolf Pack lined as a 20 ½ point favorite with an over under of 61.
The early money from the college football betting public has come on the side of the road team as Nevada is been bet up to a 21 point favorite. The total saw movement downward to 60.
Money line gamblers betting on the favored Nevada Wolf Pack will lay -1000 odds with the home underdog UNLV Rebels bringing back +700 odds to pull out victory without the aid of taking the points.
It was a nightmare game last year for the UNLV Rebels when they met their rival Nevada Wolf Pack. Nevada rolled to the 63-28 home victory against UNLV as a 6 ½ point betting favorite. The game flew way over the total of 58 points.
Nevada absolutely pounded the Rebels defense for 773 offensive yards with 559 coming on the ground. The Wolf Pack averaged 10.2 yards per rush and converted a perfect 7 of 7 against the Rebels.
Nevada sits at a perfect 4-0 on the year. They have been tested in two spots this season. In week three the team hosted California from the PAC 10 and earned the 52-31 home victory as a 2 ½ point underdog. Last week the team traveled to BYU and pulled out the 27-13 victory as a 5 point favorite.
In victory last week the Wolf Pack was able to generate 435 yards on the Cougars defense and rushed for 239 yards.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick hit on 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards with a touchdown and a pick. On the ground Kaepernick rushed it 17 times for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Running back Vai Taua led the club with 29 rushes for 133 yards and a touchdown.
Wide out Brandon Wimberly led the Wolf Pack last week with 2 catches for 59 yards.
Defensively the Wolf Pack allows their opponents 18 points and 381 yards per game. This is a vast improvement over past Nevada teams who were often horrific on the defensive side of the ball.
The Wolf Pack allowed BYU only 320 yards and just 6 of 19 combined on third and fourth downs. BYU could only amass 3.6 yards on the ground against their WAC conference opponent.
The UNLV Rebels enter this Saturday night game with a 1-3 overall record. The team averages 20 points and 284 yards per game.
They have had two tough tests to begin the year. They opened up at home against Wisconsin and dropped a 41-21 decision as a 20 ½ point underdog. In week two the team opened up Mountain West conference play with a 38-10 road loss at the Utah Utes as a 20 point underdog.
The Rebels hosted hapless New Mexico last week and earned the 45-10 home victory as a 10 ½ point favorite.
UNLV was able to gain 415 yards on the New Mexico Lobos. They could not do a lick on third down converting a miserable 1 of 11. The team found success on the ground with 29 rushes for 185 yards and a 4.7 yards a carry average.
Starting quarterback Omar Clayton completed 14 of 20 passes for 194 yards with three touchdowns and no picks.
On the ground it was Channing Trotter with 15 rushes for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Wide out Michael Johnson led the club with 8 catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns against New Mexico.
On the defensive side of the ball the Rebels allow 29 points and 359 yards on the year. They allowed the Lobos last week to only 291 yards and 6 of 20 on third down. The Rebels did a good job defending the run as they allowed New Mexico only 114 yards on 38 carries for a 3.0 yards a carry average.
CFB Trend: Nevada Wolf Pack if 5-0 ATS in their past 5 meetings with UNLV Rebels.