Multiple Nevada sportsbooks are beginning to release lines for the biggest college football games of the year. The Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas is the first Nevada casino to release lines for every UNLV football game this season.
The Rebels are looking to improve on a 2-10 season last year. UNLV won only one home game last year when the team played its first full season in front of fans at Allegiant Stadium.
Looking at the lines, it’s possible the UNLV football team can take a small step forward this season. While the Rebels will still be under .500, if the favorite wins every game there will be a small step forward from last season.
The good news for Rebels football fans is that UNLV is favored in four games. The bad news is that the team is an underdog in eight games.
If the favorite wins all of the games, UNLV will finish the season 4-8 and will be out of contention to participate in a bowl game at the end of the season. However, this would still be an improvement over last season.
UNLV football schedule and opening lines
The Mountain West Conference (MWC) will keep its two-division conference format this year. The schedule will remain similar to previous years. Next year the MWC will ditch the conferences and the top two teams will play in the championship game.
UNLV will open the season as a massive 27-point favorite at home against the Idaho State Bengals. The Rebels are the underdog in the following three games that will take place in September.
The road schedule for UNLV this season will be a beast. The Rebels open as a double-digit underdog on the road against non-conference teams California and Notre Dame.
UNLV will have to take down Idaho State, North Texas, and New Mexico at Allegiant Stadium if the team plans on improving on its 2021 season.
The highlight of the season could be the final game against the Nevada Wolfpack in Las Vegas. The Rebels open as a one-point favorite against the intrastate rivals from the north.
If UNLV wins, the team would also win the Fremont Cannon for the first time in three years.
Here’s the UNLV football schedule and lines from Golden Nugget:
27 UNLV -27 vs Idaho State 12:30 PM
10 UNLV +10.5 at California 1:00 PM
17 UNLV +1.5 vs North Texas 12:00 PM
24 UNLV +12 at Utah State 4:00 PM
1 UNLV -14 vs New Mexico 8:00 PM
8 UNLV +6 at San José State 7:30 PM
15 UNLV +10.5 vs Air Force 7:30 PM
22 UNLV +26.5 at Notre Dame 11:30 AM
5 UNLV +11.5 at San Diego State 4:00 PM
12 UNLV +12.5 vs Fresno State 7:30 PM
19 UNLV -3 at Hawai’i TBD
26 UNLV -1 vs Nevada TBD
Cheap price to visit Allegiant Stadium
The UNLV Rebels share a home stadium with the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The domed stadium is an attraction in itself. There’s a lot to see at the new stadium located near Mandalay Bay and Luxor.
Visiting Allegiant Stadium for concerts and other football games can be costly. Even just taking a guided tour of Allegiant Stadium is costly.
A ticket for a guided tour of Allegiant Stadium starts at $59. The ticket price for a tour increases to $80 when adding a drink and snack.
Tickets on the secondary market to see Raiders games are the highest in the NFL. At this time, the least expensive regular season tickets for Raiders games on Stubhub start at more than $200.
Have no fear, UNLV football is here to offer a much less expensive option to visit Allegiant Stadium. In addition to checking out the stadium, guests can also watch a football game.
Tickets for UNLV games at Allegiant Stadium start at just $24. The best seats for UNLV home games range from $93 to $126 when the Rebels take on the Nevada Wolfpack.
Beyond the ticket prices, UNLV football games don’t have the same large crowds as other football games or concerts. There are fewer people wandering through the stadium making a self-guided tour a bit less congested.
The combination of low ticket prices, small crowds and location near the Vegas Strip could make a UNLV game a fun destination for tourists looking to check out Allegiant Stadium or just a different way to spend a few hours in Las Vegas.