UAB at Middle Tennessee Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/16/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro
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In a game that will show off two solid offenses, the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers (4-2) will face off against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-3) on Saturday afternoon. These two teams played in a tight game last season that the Blue Raiders ended up winning 24-21.
UAB was able to start its first winning streak of the season last Saturday by beating North Texas 56-21 at home. The Blazers had 448 yards of offense in that win and their defense was able to force five turnovers.
The Blazers have one of the most balanced offenses in the country right now by averaging 281.2 passing yards per game and 208.8 rushing yards per game. Their top player has been running back Jordan Howard, who has 631 rushing yards with six touchdowns this season. Senior wide receiver Jamarcus Nelson only has 19 receptions, but those catches have gone for 443 yards with two touchdowns.
Middle Tennessee State's defense couldn't find a way to stop Marshall's offense last weekend and they ended up taking a 49-24 road loss. They gave up 589 yards to Marshall in that game, which included 252 yards on the ground.
The Blue Raiders' defense has struggled a bit this season, but their offense has been able to put up 33.3 points per game. Quarterback Austin Grammer has thrown for 1,752 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions this season, and he also has 264 rushing yards with five more scores.
Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Betting Trends
Alabama-Birmingham Blazers are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Alabama-Birmingham Blazers are 3-3-0 against the Over/Under
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 4-3-0 Against the Spread
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 5-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
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Josh's Pick: Take Mid Tennessee
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