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    At Sun Bowl Stadium on Saturday, the UNLV Rebels (2-1) face the UTEP Miners (1-3).

    The Rebels are slight favorites (-1) in their matchup against the Miners, with the over/under being 50 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Rebels are -119 and the Miners are -100.)

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    Game Info for UNLV vs. UTEP

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: El Paso, Texas
    • Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium
    UNLV vs UTEP Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    UNLV -1 -111 -109 50 -109 -111 -119 -100

    UNLV Pick Insights

    • UNLV has compiled a perfect 2-0-0 record against the spread this season.
    • UNLV has combined with its opponent to hit the over in one of two games with a set total (50%).

    UNLV Stats & Insights

    • With 440.3 yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS, UNLV has been forced to lean on its 94th-ranked offense (347 yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • UNLV is compiling 30.3 points per game on offense, which ranks them 66th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 96th, allowing 28.7 points per contest.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 14th-worst in the FBS (293.3 passing yards allowed per game), UNLV has put up better results offensively, ranking 105th in the FBS by averaging 190 passing yards per game.
    • UNLV is putting up 157 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 69th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 87th, giving up 147 rushing yards per game.
    • UNLV ranks 28th in third-down efficiency (48.9%) on offense and 81st in third-down conversion rate allowed (40.9%) on defense this season.
    • With six forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (61st in the FBS), UNLV’s +2+2 turnover margin ranks 29th in college football.

    UNLV’s Best Players

    • Jayden Maiava has compiled 369 yards (123 ypg) on 28-of-46 passing with one touchdown compared to one interception this season. In addition, he’s added 55 rushing yards (18.3 ypg) on 11 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Vincent Davis, has carried the ball 14 times for 114 yards (38 per game), scoring one time.
    • Jai’Den Thomas has been handed the ball 26 times this year and racked up 111 yards (37 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Ricky White’s 201 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 26 times and has totaled 16 catches.
    • Jacob De Jesus has caught 12 passes for 158 yards (52.7 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Senika McKie has been the target of 14 passes and racked up seven grabs for 55 yards, an average of 18.3 yards per contest.
    • Jeffae Williams has collected 1.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL, 15 tackles, and one interception.
    • Jackson Woodard, UNLV’s tackle leader, has 22 tackles this year.
    • Williams leads the team with one interception, while also putting up 15 tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended.

    UTEP Betting Insights

    • UTEP is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • UTEP is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
    • UTEP has gone over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    UTEP Pick Insights

    • With 359.5 total yards per game on offense, UTEP ranks 86th in the FBS in 2023. Defensively, it ranks 90th, allowing 379.5 total yards per contest.
    • UTEP ranks eighth-worst in points per game (14.8), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 80th in the FBS with 25 points surrendered per contest.
    • With 200 passing yards per game on offense, UTEP ranks 96th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 58th, giving up 204.8 passing yards per game.
    • UTEP has been struggling to stop the run, ranking 25th-worst with 174.8 rushing yards allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, regstering 159.5 rushing yards per contest (68th-ranked).
    • UTEP is posting a 36% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (96th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 45.1% third-down rate (102nd-ranked) on defense.
    • UTEP has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -5 is 10th-worst in the FBS.

    UTEP’s Best Players

    • Gavin Hardison leads UTEP with 722 yards on 59-of-98 passing with four touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Deion Hankins, has carried the ball 55 times for 289 yards (72.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Torrance Burgess Jr. has run for 199 yards across 37 carries, scoring one touchdown. He’s chipped in with five catches for 87 yards.
    • Tyrin Smith has hauled in 191 receiving yards on 19 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Kelly Akharaiyi has put together a 161-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 10 passes on 24 targets.
    • Jeremiah Ballard’s 15 targets have resulted in 10 receptions for 158 yards.
    • Tyrice Knight leads the team with 2.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has recorded three TFL and 36 tackles.
    • Trez Moore has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has five tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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