Kansas vs UNLV Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/26

Kansas vs UNLV Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/26

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NCAAF Predictions: Guaranteed Rate Bowl - Kansas vs. UNLV

Get ready for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl clash between the Kansas Jayhawks and the UNLV Rebels on December 26, 2023, at 7:00 PM in Chase Field. Dive into the detailed analysis of this exciting matchup:

Game Information

The Guaranteed Rate Bowl is set to commence at 7:00 PM in Chase Field, with a game-time temperature of 61 degrees in Phoenix, AZ. ESPN/ESPN+ will provide coverage. Kansas, with an 8-4 overall record, faces UNLV, standing at 9-4. The point spread is set at -12.5 in favor of Kansas, with an Over/Under of 67.5 points.

 

Team Stats and Leaders

Kansas Jayhawks

Quarterback J. Bean has thrown for 1,681 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Running back D. Neal has been a force with 1,209 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, while receiver L. Arnold leads in receptions with 650 yards and 3 touchdowns.

UNLV Rebels

Quarterback J. Maiava has accumulated 2,794 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Running back V. Davis Jr. has contributed with 722 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, while receiver R. White leads in receptions with 1,386 yards and 7 touchdowns.

 

Recent Performance

Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas heads into the Guaranteed Rate Bowl with impressive wins against Cincinnati and Oklahoma. Their offensive prowess, showcased in victories over ISU and OU, suggests a high-scoring affair in the bowl game.

UNLV Rebels

UNLV enters the bowl game after a tough loss to Boise State. Despite the setback, their overall season performance, including wins against AFA and WYO, indicates they can put up a fight against Kansas.

 

Prediction:

Expect an exciting offensive showdown in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, with the over of 67.5 points being the pick. Both Kansas and UNLV have displayed offensive firepower throughout the season. Kansas, with a powerful rushing attack led by D. Neal, and UNLV, with a prolific passing game featuring J. Maiava and R. White, are likely to engage in a high-scoring contest. The Over/Under of 67.5 points seems achievable, making it a favorable pick for this bowl matchup.

 

Pick: Over 67.5 -110

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