Louisiana Tech at UAB College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The UAB Blazers host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Legion Field on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 13.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57.5. The Blazers have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0.
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Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
10/01/17 RB Kalin Heath Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/06/17 WR A.J. Brooks Academics out for season
09/06/17 DL Blake McClain Foot out for season
09/02/17 TE Skyler Clinton Knee out for season
09/02/17 TE Thair Blakes Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have run for 737 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in college football. They've run 178 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 17 times for 132 yards so far this season, which has them 122nd in the country in penalties. They are 50th in the nation in points scored with 146. They have run 353 plays this season for 2,080 yards, which ranks them 29th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.9 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this year, placing them 40th overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 73 passes on 130 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.5. He has thrown for 1,003 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 167 attempts for 863 yards this year, putting them in 96th place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana Tech has committed 24 penalties for 175 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in college football. They are 88th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 136. They have surrendered a total of 2,007 yards on D, which is 96th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 91st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 175 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 99th and 107th in Division 1. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 1,144 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 11, which is 4th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 908 yards on 24 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 119th in Division 1 in punting average. Louisiana Tech is ranked 61st in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 91 punt return yards and average 13 yards per return, which is 23rd in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 272 yards on special teams, ranking 54th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 19 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,443.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blazers are 56th in the country in points scored with 142. They have run 287 plays this year for 1,597 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. The UAB Blazers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 81st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this season, ranking them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 838 yards as a unit, which ranks 48th in college football. They've run 190 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. UAB has been penalized on offense 30 times for 295 yards so far this year, which has them 60th in the country in penalties. A.J. Erdely has passed for 743 yards this year. He's completed 50 throws while attempting 94 passes for a completion percentage of 53.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.5. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
UAB is 79th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 127. They have given up a total of 1,443 yards on D, which is 35th in D-1. The Blazers are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 60 throws on 116 attempts against the UAB defense this season, ranking them 16th and 22nd in the nation. The UAB Blazers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 716 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 167 attempts for 727 yards this season, putting them in 77th place in the country against the run. The Blazers have had 22 penalties for 177 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is 56th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 17 punt return yards and average 2.1 yards per return, which is 117th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 380 yards on special teams, which puts them 26th in kick return yardage. The UAB Blazers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,994. The Blazers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 95th in college football. UAB kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 795 yards on 19 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 61st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -13.5
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