UAB at Florida College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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The UAB Blazers head to Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to play the Florida Gators on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 11 point favorites. The Blazers are 8-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Gators are 2-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-0.
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Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 8-2-0 against the spread
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Florida Gators are 2-7-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
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 Florida Gators Injuries
11/12/17 DE Elijah Conliffe Ankle injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/12/17 DB Garrett Stephens Knee is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/12/17 DL Jachai Polite Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/12/17 QB Jake Allen Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/12/17 UT Kadarius Toney Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/12/17 RB Lamical Perine Knee is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/12/17 QB Malik Zaire Knee injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/12/17 OL T.J. McCoy Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. UAB
11/06/17 OL Brett Heggie Knee is out for season
11/05/17 DB Nick Washington Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/30/17 LB Kylan Johnson Hamstring is out for season
10/30/17 RB Malik Davis Knee is out for season
10/16/17 DL Jordan Sherit Hip is out for season
10/03/17 WR Antonio Callaway Suspension out indefinitely
10/01/17 RB Jordan Scarlett Suspension out indefinitely
10/01/17 DL Jordan Smith Suspension out indefinitely
10/01/17 OL Kadeem Telfort Suspension out indefinitely
10/01/17 DL Keivonnis Davis Suspension out indefinitely
10/01/17 DL Richard Desir-Jones Suspension out indefinitely
10/01/17 WR Rick Wells Suspension out indefinitely
10/01/17 LB Ventrell Miller Suspension out indefinitely
09/30/17 QB Luke Del Rio Shoulder out for season
09/07/17 WR James Robinson Heart out indefinitely
09/07/17 QB Kyle Trask Foot out indefinitely
08/25/17 DB Marcell Harris Achilles out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 41st in the country in points scored with 320. They have run 693 plays this year for 3,862 yards, which ranks them 101st in Division 1 in total offense. The Blazers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 76th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 200 1st downs this season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 2,105 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in college football. They've run 441 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 61 times for 571 yards so far this year, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. A.J. Erdely has passed for 1,741 yards this year. He's completed 152 throws while attempting 249 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.6. He averages 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt.
UAB is 54th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 249. They have given up a total of 3,685 yards on D, which is 48th in D-1. The Blazers are 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 165 throws on 316 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, ranking them 39th and 79th in the nation. The UAB pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,997 yards in the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 379 attempts for 1,688 yards this season, putting them in 68th place in the country against the run. The Blazers have had 71 penalties for 632 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is 83rd in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 97 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 64th in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 641 yards on special teams, which puts them 48th in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 77th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,600. The UAB Blazers have tried 12 field goals this year and made 9, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,056 yards on 51 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Gators have run for 1,373 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in college football. They've run 317 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Florida Gators have been penalized on offense 77 times for 536 yards so far this season, which has them 12th in the country in penalties. They are 119th in the nation in points scored with 185. They have run 559 plays this season for 3,006 yards, which ranks them 114th in Division 1 in total offense. Florida averages 5.4 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 143 1st downs this year, placing them 126th overall as an offensive unit. Feleipe Franks averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 91 passes on 159 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.1. He has thrown for 1,096 yards this season.
The Florida Gators rush defense has allowed 348 attempts for 1,602 yards this year, putting them in 64th place in D-1 against the run. Florida has committed 54 penalties for 431 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in college football. They are 58th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 255. They have surrendered a total of 3,446 yards on D, which is 36th in the country. The Gators are ranked 95th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 124 passes on 229 attempts against the Florida defense this season, placing them 7th and 3rd in Division 1. The Florida Gators pass defense has also given up a total of 1,844 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Gators have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 11, which is 71st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Florida kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,619 yards on 54 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in Division 1 in punting average. Florida is ranked 101st in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 38 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 121st in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 398 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The Florida Gators average 19 yards per kick return and they are 127th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,442.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Gators college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Gators -11
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