Rice at UAB College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The UAB Blazers host the Rice Owls at Legion Field on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has UAB as 11 point favorites. The Blazers have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 6-2-0 against the spread. The Owls have an ATS record of 2-6-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-1.
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Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 3-4-1 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 2-6-0 against the spread
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 6-2-0 against the spread
Key Rice Owls Injuries
10/29/17 OL Kenneth Thompson Knee is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
10/29/17 RB Samuel Stewart Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
10/29/17 CB V.J. Banks Leg is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
10/25/17 DT Carl Thompson Hip is out for season
10/25/17 OL Cory Klingler Back is out indefinitely
09/27/17 DE Blain Padgett Shoulder out for season
09/13/17 WR Aston Walter Shoulder out for season
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
10/29/17 RB Kalin Heath Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Rice
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 Rice Owls have run for 1,338 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in college football. They've run 310 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 35 times for 310 yards so far this season, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 127th in the nation in points scored with 105. They have run 488 plays this season for 2,525 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls average 5.2 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this year, placing them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Glaesmann averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 32 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 45.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 105.6. He has thrown for 500 yards this season.
The Owls rush defense has allowed 306 attempts for 1,524 yards this year, putting them in 92nd place in D-1 against the run. Rice has committed 33 penalties for 265 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in college football. They are 107th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 280. They have surrendered a total of 3,412 yards on D, which is 86th in the country. The Owls are ranked 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 152 passes on 227 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, placing them 79th and 33rd in Division 1. The Rice pass defense has also given up a total of 1,888 yards through the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rice Owls have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 124th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Rice Owls kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,885 yards on 43 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average. Rice is ranked 91st in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 89 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 44th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 475 yards on special teams, ranking 50th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 18 yards per kick return and they are 118th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,089.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blazers are 50th in the country in points scored with 244. They have run 568 plays this year for 3,179 yards, which ranks them 97th in Division 1 in total offense. The UAB Blazers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 74th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 163 1st downs this season, ranking them 74th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 1,668 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in college football. They've run 350 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. UAB has been penalized on offense 54 times for 495 yards so far this year, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. A.J. Erdely has passed for 1,495 yards this year. He's completed 124 throws while attempting 215 passes for a completion percentage of 57.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 128. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt.
UAB is 64th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 209. They have given up a total of 2,923 yards on D, which is 48th in D-1. The Blazers are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 255 attempts against the UAB defense this season, ranking them 44th and 75th in the nation. The UAB Blazers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,608 yards in the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 308 attempts for 1,315 yards this season, putting them in 65th place in the country against the run. The Blazers have had 60 penalties for 547 yards on defense this year. That places them 105th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is 56th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 97 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 62nd in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 600 yards on special teams, which puts them 24th in kick return yardage. The UAB Blazers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,876. The Blazers have tried 10 field goals this year and made 7, which is 99th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. UAB kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 27 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,753 yards on 44 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 99th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +11
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