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How and what to watch for UNLV vs. San Jose State

San Jose State is looking for its best start since 1955 against a rebuilding UNLV team.

UNLV Rebels wide receiver Mekhi Stevenson in action during a regular season game against the San Jose State Spartans Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by: Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The San Jose State Spartans are putting together an incredible start to their 2020 season as they get set to host the UNLV Rebels on Saturday night.

San Jose State started its season with a 3-0 record and is coming off an impressive 28-17 road win over San Diego State last Friday night. In that game, Nick Nash took over for an injured Nick Starkel and completed 16 of 25 passes for 169 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also led the team in rushing with 53 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown.

UNLV knew it would take a while to get the program turned around, and it’s been a slow process so far this season. The Rebels are coming into this game with an 0-3 record, and their closest loss came last weekend when they were beaten by Fresno State 40-27 at home. UNLV led midway through the second quarter and tied it at 27 in the third quarter before the Bulldogs pulled away. Max Gilliam completed 15 of 31 passes for 160 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also led the team in rushing with 139 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown.

UNLV won the last game of this series 38-35 at home in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch UNLV vs. San Jose State on Saturday, November 14th at 10:30 p.m. ET on FS2, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login that has access to the channel.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: UNLV vs. San Jose State (-15.5)
Point Total: 58.5
Money line: UNLV +460 vs. San Jose State -670

  • UNLV is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games.
  • UNLV is 3-11 straight up in its last 14 games.
  • San Jose State is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games.
  • The point total went under in seven of San Jose State’s last eight games.

Betting splits

UNLV: (39% of handle, 27% percent of bets)
San Jose State: (61% of handle, 73% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

It remains to be seen whether Starkel will return from his injury forcing Nash to start, but it won’t matter. San Jose State will continue to roll, and UNLV is nowhere near good enough to keep this game close. UNLV has lost its games this season by a total of 28, 18 and 13 points. A blowout is coming as the Spartans will move to 4-0 for the first time since 1955.

Pick: San Jose State -15.5

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