Utah's big upset over a mistake-prone UCLA squad last week is setting this spread too high. Back the UNLV Rebels as the home dogs this Saturday when they entertain the Utes.
Utah comes off a stunning 44-6 home win over UCLA. The final score is a bit deceiving considering the fact that Utah was the beneficiary of five UCLA turnovers and the total yardage in the game was virtually even. In spite of the 44 points last week this is not a very good offensive team.
UNLV had been very competitive early on until being whacked at home by a very good Hawaii team. I look for the Rebels to bounce back with a strong effort and the Utes to suffer a bit of a letdown after their upset win a week ago over a nationally ranked team. Laying more than a touchdown on the road is just a reaction by the books to adhere to public perception based on the results of both squads from last week. Take the home underdog UNLV Rebels.
Free Pick: UNLV +8½