UAB at Southern Miss College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium
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The UAB Blazers travel to Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Southern Miss as 13.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54. The Blazers have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Golden Eagles have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 6-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 6-1-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
10/22/17 RB Kalin Heath Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
10/22/17 RB Ito Smith Cramps left last game, is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. UAB
09/21/17 DB Picasso Nelson Jr. Ankle out for season
09/15/17 WR Chase Whitehead Hand out for season
09/07/17 DB Demetrius Market Personal has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 55th in Division 1 in points scored with 214. They have run 492 plays this season for 2,741 yards, which ranks them 103rd in the nation in total offense. The Blazers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this year, placing them 85th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 1,438 yards as a team, which ranks 33rd in the country. They've run 303 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 49 times for 445 yards so far this season, which has them 44th in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 1,287 yards this season. He has completed 108 passes on 186 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 128.2. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 69th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 197. They have surrendered a total of 2,576 yards on D, which is 46th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 115 passes on 217 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, placing them 35th and 57th in the country. The UAB pass defense has also given up a total of 1,342 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 282 attempts for 1,234 yards this year, putting them in 77th place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 55 penalties for 506 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 111th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 80th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 63 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 74th in college football. They have returned 27 kicks for 542 yards on special teams, ranking 24th in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,346. The UAB Blazers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 100th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 24 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,549 yards on 38 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 86th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Eagles have run for 1,319 yards as a team, which ranks 45th in the nation. They've run 279 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 50 times for 462 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. They are 64th in Division 1 in points scored with 207. They have run 526 plays this year for 3,162 yards, which ranks them 45th in the nation in total offense. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 6 yards per play, which is 51st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 155 1st downs this season, ranking them 56th overall as an offensive unit. Keon Howard has completed 75 throws while attempting 123 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. He has passed for 892 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 134.2.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles rush defense has given up 233 attempts for 812 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. They have had 36 penalties for 301 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in Division 1. Southern Miss is 33rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 140. They have given up a total of 2,235 yards on D, which is 26th in the nation. The Golden Eagles are 33rd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 108 throws on 213 attempts against the Southern Miss defense this season, ranking them 19th and 47th in the country. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,423 yards in the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 65th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Southern Miss kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,473 yards on 38 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 109th in the NCAA in punting average. Southern Miss is 75th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 96th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 403 yards on special teams, which puts them 59th in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,615.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers +13.5
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