The Colorado State Rams visit the UNLV Rebels this weekend, making for a semi-exciting clash of mid-major lightweights.
In a battle between two Mountain West Conference lightweights, the Colorado St. Rams are visiting the UNLV Rebels in Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday. The Rams are currently 3-4 on the season, while the Rebels have stumbled to a 1-6 start.
It's not a surprise given Colorado State's superior record, but Odds Shark has the Rams as a 3-point favorite over the Rebels despite being on the road. The Rebels have only won a single game all season, a 40-20 victory over Hawaii in mid-September. However, they've only played two games at home all season and they're .500 in front of their fans. That's not enough to sway the odds, though, as the Rams appear to be the superior team.
The odds makers have the game's over/under at 51.5 points, a mark that would seem ridiculous for these two offenses until you realize that the defenses on each side could be even worse.
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