UAB at Charlotte College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jerry Richardson Stadium
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The Charlotte 49ers host the UAB Blazers at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has UAB as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5. The 49ers have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread. The Blazers have an ATS record of 5-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0.
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Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Charlotte 49ers are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
10/15/17 RB Kalin Heath Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
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
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
10/15/17 DB Anthony Covington Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UAB
10/15/17 RB Ben LeMay Concussion "?" Saturday vs. UAB
10/15/17 DB Ed Rolle Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UAB
10/15/17 QB Hasaan Klugh Illness missed last game, probable Saturday vs. UAB
09/24/17 RB Robert Washington Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers have run for 1,276 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in college football. They've run 270 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 45 times for 415 yards so far this season, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. They are 57th in the nation in points scored with 190. They have run 430 plays this season for 2,397 yards, which ranks them 101st in Division 1 in total offense. The Blazers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 76th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 125 1st downs this year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. A.J. Erdely averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 87 passes on 157 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.7. He has thrown for 1,105 yards this season.
The Blazers rush defense has allowed 232 attempts for 1,031 yards this year, putting them in 71st place in D-1 against the run. UAB has committed 43 penalties for 371 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 78th in college football. They are 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 172. They have surrendered a total of 2,219 yards on D, which is 47th in the country. The Blazers are ranked 52nd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 189 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, placing them 35th and 51st in Division 1. The UAB pass defense has also given up a total of 1,188 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UAB Blazers have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 98th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 21 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,254 yards on 30 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 73rd in Division 1 in punting average. UAB is ranked 75th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 63 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 66th in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 483 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,943.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The 49ers are 123rd in the country in points scored with 91. They have run 437 plays this year for 2,182 yards, which ranks them 120th in Division 1 in total offense. The Charlotte 49ers average 5 yards per play, which is 109th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 106 1st downs this season, ranking them 113th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Charlotte has run for 1,313 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in college football. They've run 252 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. Charlotte has been penalized on offense 48 times for 458 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. Hasaan Klugh has passed for 783 yards this year. He's completed 75 throws while attempting 159 passes for a completion percentage of 47.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 88.9. He averages 3.3 adjusted yards per throw and 4.9 yards per pass attempt.
Charlotte is 113th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 231. They have given up a total of 3,181 yards on D, which is 119th in D-1. The 49ers are 99th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 158 throws on 230 attempts against the Charlotte defense this season, ranking them 124th and 111th in the nation. The Charlotte 49ers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,904 yards in the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 289 attempts for 1,277 yards this season, putting them in 100th place in the country against the run. The 49ers have had 39 penalties for 324 yards on defense this year. That places them 57th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Charlotte is 104th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 29 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 89th in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 627 yards on special teams, which puts them 6th in kick return yardage. The Charlotte 49ers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 84th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,838. The 49ers have tried 9 field goals this year and made 3, which is 120th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Charlotte kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 8 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,066 yards on 49 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 63rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/49ers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blazers -4
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