UAB at Ohio Bahamas Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Thomas Robinson Stadium
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The UAB Blazers head to Thomas Robinson Stadium to play the Ohio Bobcats on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 7 point favorites. The Blazers are 8-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Bobcats are 8-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-3-1.
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Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 8-3-1 against the spread
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 8-3-1 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 8-4-0 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 Ohio Bobcats Injuries
12/03/17 RB A.J. Ouellette Shoulder left last game, is doubtful Friday vs UAB
12/03/17 WR Brendan Cope Ankle is "?" Friday vs UAB
12/03/17 RB Dorian Brown Hip is "?" Friday vs UAB
12/03/17 OL Jared McCray Concussion is "?" Friday vs UAB
12/03/17 WR Keevon Harris Foot is "?" Friday vs UAB
12/03/17 DL Sam McKnight Knee is "?" Friday vs UAB
10/09/17 OL Durrell Wood Back out indefinitely
08/30/17 WR Elijah Ball Knee out for season
08/16/17 S Mayne Williams Neck out indefinitely
07/31/17 RB Maleek Irons Suspension out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 55th in the country in points scored with 355. They have run 802 plays this year for 4,376 yards, which ranks them 105th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blazers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 86th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 232 1st downs this season, ranking them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 2,284 yards as a unit, which ranks 39th in college football. They've run 504 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 67 times for 626 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. A.J. Erdely has passed for 2,077 yards this year. He's completed 181 throws while attempting 293 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 136.6. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
UAB is 47th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 292. They have given up a total of 4,302 yards on D, which is 36th in D-1. The Blazers are 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 188 throws on 366 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, ranking them 24th and 57th in the nation. The UAB pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,256 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 460 attempts for 2,046 yards this season, putting them in 68th place in the country against the run. The Blazers have had 84 penalties for 752 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is 67th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 164 punt return yards and average 9.6 yards per return, which is 37th in D-1. They have returned 37 kicks for 763 yards on special teams, which puts them 49th in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,304. The UAB Blazers have tried 14 field goals this year and made 11, which is 90th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,486 yards on 62 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 98th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats have run for 2,950 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 521 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ohio Bobcats have been penalized on offense 60 times for 520 yards so far this season, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. They are 14th in the nation in points scored with 467. They have run 821 plays this season for 5,203 yards, which ranks them 94th in Division 1 in total offense. Ohio averages 6.3 yards per play, which is 29th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 265 1st downs this year, placing them 42nd overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Rourke averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 149 passes on 275 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.1. He has thrown for 2,031 yards this season.
The Ohio Bobcats rush defense has allowed 388 attempts for 1,338 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in D-1 against the run. Ohio has committed 92 penalties for 842 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 119th in college football. They are 57th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 310. They have surrendered a total of 4,480 yards on D, which is 51st in the country. The Bobcats are ranked 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 256 passes on 450 attempts against the Ohio defense this season, placing them 114th and 122nd in Division 1. The Ohio Bobcats pass defense has also given up a total of 3,142 yards through the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio Bobcats have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 16, which is 50th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Ohio kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 56 for 58 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,179 yards on 54 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 90th in Division 1 in punting average. Ohio is ranked 44th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 131 punt return yards and average 6.6 yards per return, which is 79th in college football. They have returned 38 kicks for 722 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Ohio Bobcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 41st in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,056.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bobcats -7
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