UNLV vs. Utah State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The UNLV Rebels (2-1) and Utah State Aggies (1-2) will battle in clash of MWC foes at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah.

UNLV vs. Utah State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing UNLV as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, UNLV has -151 odds to pick up the win, while Utah State is listed at +123 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 62 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch UNLV vs. Utah State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Logan, Utah
  • Stadium: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium

Betting Preview


UNLV is compiling 479.7 yards per game on offense, which ranks 30th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the Rebels rank 70th, surrendering 361.7 yards per game. UNLV has the 58th-ranked defense this year (22.7 points allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 25th-best with 41.3 points per game. UNLV is averaging 274.0 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 36th in the FBS. The defense ranks 97th, giving up 258.0 passing yards per contest. UNLV is compiling 205.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 35th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 40th, allowing 103.7 rushing yards per game. UNLV is putting up a 41.0% third-down conversion rate on offense (61st in the FBS), and ranks 33rd on defense with a 30.2% third-down percentage allowed. UNLV has forced four total turnovers (71st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over one time (fifth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +3, the 22nd-best in college football.

Utah State

Utah State ranks 105th in total yards per game (320.3), but it has been worse on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with 441.3 total yards conceded per contest. Utah State has lots of room to improve, as it ranks sixth-worst in points per game (12.7) this season and 16th-worst in points allowed per game (36.7). Utah State’s passing game has not been getting things done, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 165.0 passing yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, giving up 200.7 passing yards per contest (51st-ranked). Utah State ranks 79th in rushing yards per game (155.3), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with 240.7 rushing yards conceded per contest. In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been hard for Utah State on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling a 23.4% third-down conversion rate (fifth-worst) and surrendering a 50.0% conversion rate (13th-worst). Utah State sports a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 45th in the FBS.

UNLV vs. Utah State Betting Analysis

UNLV Betting Insights

UNLV is a perfect 3-0-0 against the spread so far this season. In games they have played as 3-point favorites or more, UNLV has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. Games involving the UNLV have hit the over twice this season. The Rebels have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Rebels have played as a moneyline favorite of -151 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Aggies Betting Insights

Utah State is winless against the spread this year (0-3-0). Utah State is winless against the spread when it is 3-point underdogs or more (0-1). Utah State games have yet to go over the total once this season. The Aggies have not played a game this season while listed as the underdog. The Aggies have played as an underdog of +123 or more once this season and lost that game.


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UNLV vs. Utah State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.7 57.0 50.0
Implied Total AVG 33.7 35.0 31.0
ATS Record 3-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.2 58.8 63.0
Implied Total AVG 42.7 37.5 53.0
ATS Record 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Players to Watch


  • Austin Ajiake has played three games, posting 1.0 sack to go with 3.0 TFL, 24 tackles, and one interception for the Rebels.
  • Jeffae Williams has suited up for three games, registering one interception to go along with 15 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended for the Rebels.
  • Adam Plant Jr. has helped lead the Rebels’ defense with 15 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks in three games.
  • The Rebels’ defense has been helped by the play of Fred Thompkins, who has suited up for three games, compiling 1.0 TFL and 16 tackles.


  • As a key defensive contributor, the Aggies’ Hunter Reynolds has compiled 10 tackles and two interceptions in three games.
  • Ike Larsen has recorded eight tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two interceptions in three games for the Aggies.
  • In three games for the Aggies, Ajani Carter has registered 12 tackles.
  • Michael Anyanwu has amassed 1.0 TFL, eight tackles, and one interception in three games for the Aggies.

UNLV vs. Utah State Predictions and Pick

UNLV vs. Utah State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Rebels (-3)

    Pick OU:

    Under (62)


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Our pick to win this contest is UNLV, and we project that UNLV will cover the spread (UNLV -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 62 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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