Who emerges victorious? Ahead of the game, we’ve got the latest college football betting odds, DFS picks, and a UNLV vs. Wyoming prediction.
UNLV vs. Wyoming Betting and DFS Preview
All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook and correct as of Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. Want to take advantage of the UNLV vs. Wyoming odds? Visit the College Football Network live college football odds page to place bets in your state.
UNLV -230, Wyoming +190
- Game time
10:45 p.m. ET
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
- Predicted Weather at Kick
46 degrees, 5 mph winds, clear
- How to Watch
Raiding your betting account to back the Rebels? Looking to cash in on the Cowboys? If you’re going to take advantage of the UNLV vs. Wyoming odds, consider some of the following factors before you part with your hard-earned cash.
These two teams haven’t met since the disrupted 2020 season, where the Cowboys cruised into Las Vegas and came away with a convincing win. It was their second in successive seasons, building on a 14-11 head-to-head advantage. However, UNLV is a much-improved team this year, and their status as a favorite reflects the strides the team has taken under Barry Odom.
While we’re expecting a close and competitive game on Friday night, it’s hard to look past the Rebels for a number of reasons we’ll explain in our UNLV vs. Wyoming prediction. Betting the spread in a hard-fought game can be tricky, but the college football program based in America’s gambling heartland are one of just two teams in college football that are 8-1 ATS this year.
Meanwhile, Wyoming is 1-1 as a single-score underdog, failing to cover in their only over Mountain West road game when they need to come within seven to cover. Finishing out our look at the UNLV vs. Wyoming odds with the points total, the Rebels have played in just two games all year that didn’t tally over 50 points and has the offense to ensure this game carries the over.
Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Plays
- QB Jayden Maiava, UNLV
- QB Andrew Peasley, Wyoming
- RB Vincent Davis, UNLV
- RB Jai’Den Thomas, UNLV
- RB Donavyn Lester, UNLV
- RB Courtney Reese, UNLV
- RB Harrison Waylee, Wyoming
- RB Sam Scott, Wyoming
- RB Jamari Ferrell, Wyoming
- WR Ricky White, UNLV
- WR Jacob De Jesus, UNLV
- WR Senika McKie, UNLV
- WR Wyatt Wieland, Wyoming
- WR Ayir Asante, Wyoming
- TE Kaleo Ballungay, UNLV
- TE Shelton Zeon III, UNLV
- TE Treyton Welch, Wyoming
- TE John Michael Gyllenborg, Wyoming
There are two college football games on Friday to compile your DFS team from in Week 10. If you’re new to DFS, Fanduel Superflex contests require you to select a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, and a Superflex that can be any of the above. Or you can also select a tight end for the Superflex spot.
The other game on the Friday night slate, SMU vs. North Texas, has two high-scoring quarterback options, meaning your UNLV vs. Wyoming picks aren’t likely to include the position. Neither Andrew Peasley or Jayden Maiava have cracked 200 fantasy points this fall. Peasley has thrown an interception in his last two, and the talented Maiava isn’t the main scoring threat for UNLV.
The ground game is really where these two teams go to work, and UNLV’s Jai’Den Thomas is the highest-scoring RB on show on Friday night. He’s not a high-yardage back, but his eight touchdowns are too good to ignore for fantasy purposes. Similarly, teammate Donavyn Lester has a nose for the end zone, with five scores in his last six games.
Vincent Davis Jr. is the yardage back for the Rebels, while Wyoming’s Harrison Waylee is also worthy of your time. For pass-catching plays, Ricky White dominates both yardage and touchdowns for UNLV as a top-5 fantasy WR in the Mountain West. Wyoming’s Wyatt Wieland shows up in big games and is due a touchdown after going two games without a score.
Prediction for UNLV vs. Wyoming
Okay, so we’ve furnished you with the UNLV vs. Wyoming odds and some DFS picks. Now, it’s time to close this thing out with our prediction. Can Wyoming notch another Mountain West win on Friday night to stay in the chase? Or will the Rebels remain on their remarkable run with the championship game well within reach?
Let’s start with the underdogs because Wyoming has got a chance to upset the odds in this matchup. Allowing 25.1 points and 375.6 total yards per game, their defensive unit is one of the best in the Mountain West. They’ve allowed the second-fewest yards per attempt to opposition QBs in the conference while allowing the third-lowest completion percentage.
Importantly for their chances in this game, they’ve allowed just eight rushing touchdowns — the second-fewest in the Mountain West before the Air Force Falcons. Why is that so key to their chance of success? Well, UNLV leads the conference with 28 rushing touchdowns. Only USC has more rushing scores nationally than the Rebels. Stop the run, and you have a chance.
However, the Wyoming defense has also given up 4.51 yards per carry to the ground game this year, which is where UNLV will take advantage. They’ve been a juggernaut at converting third downs this year and can move down the field relentlessly and effortlessly. Even if they don’t punch it in, the Rebels boast the best field goal kicker in the conference with Jose Pizano.
Meanwhile, UNLV’s defense is no slouch. They’ve allowed the third-fewest yards per carry in the Mountain West this fall while securing the second-most interceptions. Jerrae Williams is top-10 in the conference for tackles for loss, while Jaxen Turner ties the Mountain West lead with four picks.
They’re hard to run on, and dangerous to throw on. Between their defense and an offense with Maiava, White, and a quintet of RB options behind a stellar offensive line, the Rebels should have the measure of their opponent in this Mountain West matchup.
Prediction: UNLV 30, Wyoming 24