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Marcus Arroyo and the UNLV Rebels aim to continue an encouraging 2022 season on Friday evening. UNLV finished 2-10 in 2021, but the Rebels are 4-1 to begin the 2022 campaign. UNLV is on a three-game winning streak, including two conference wins. The Rebels take on the San Jose State Spartans on Friday night at CEFCU Stadium. The Spartans are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play this season. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network. 

Kickoff is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Spartans as 7-point favorites at home, and the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 52.5 in the latest UNLV vs. San Jose State odds. Before making any San Jose State vs. UNLV picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of more than $3,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on UNLV vs. San Jose State and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting lines for San Jose State vs. UNLV:

  • UNLV vs. San Jose State spread: San Jose State -6
  • UNLV vs. San Jose State over/under: 51.5 points 
  • UNLV vs. San Jose State money line: SJSU -250, UNLV +205
  • UNLV: The Rebels are 4-1 against the spread in 2022 
  • SJSU: The Spartans are 3-1 against the spread this season 
  • UNLV vs. San Jose State picks: See picks here
Featured Game | San Jose State Spartans vs. UNLV Rebels

Why UNLV can cover

UNLV's calling card this season is an explosive offense, but the Rebels are also playing well on the other side of the ball. UNLV is holding opponents to 22.4 points per game in 2022, and the Rebels are excellent in key areas. Marcus Arroyo's team leads the Mountain West with 11 interceptions, and the Rebels are No. 3 in the conference with 12 sacks. UNLV is also stout against the run, giving up 108.2 rushing yards per game and 3.0 yards per carry to rank No. 2 in the Mountain West in both categories. 

San Jose State is scuffling on the ground this season, averaging only 3.1 yards per rush and 93.3 rushing yards per game. On the other side, UNLV is leading Mountain West teams with 37.8 points per game on offense, and the Rebels are No. 2 in total offense with 423 yards per game. UNLV is in the top three of the conference in passing yards per game (254.4) and rushing yards per game (168.6), and the Rebels are also converting 37% of third down chances.

Why San Jose State can cover

San Jose State projects as the superior defensive team in this matchup. The Spartans are holding opponents to only 15.8 points per game this season, with potent marks against the run and pass. San Jose State is allowing only 306.8 total yards per game, including only 154.8 passing yards per game. Opponents are completing only 56.8% of passes and averaging 6.5 yards per pass attempt against the Spartans, and San Jose State has generated more interceptions (six) than touchdown passes allowed (four). UNLV's offense has allowed 15 sacks already this season, and San Jose State is yielding fewer than four yards per carry on the ground. 

The Spartans are also impressive on offense, including top-tier marks through the air. Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro has almost 1,100 passing yards and 8.0 yards per pass attempt with no interceptions, and San Jose State is No. 2 in the Mountain West in passing offense. San Jose State is in the top four of the conference in scoring and total yards, and the Spartans should also benefit from the spoils of home-field advantage.

How to make UNLV vs. San Jose State picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, with both teams projected for more touchdown passes than interceptions. The model also says one side of the spread hits in more than 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's CFB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins UNLV vs. San Jose State? And which side of the spread hits in more than 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the UNLV vs. San Jose State spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.