UTEP at UAB College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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Legion Field is the venue for the game between the UTEP Miners and the UAB Blazers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UAB as 18.5 point favorites. The Blazers are 8-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-6-0. The Miners are 2-8-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-6-0.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 2-8-0 against the spread
Important 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
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
11/12/17 RB Quadraiz Wadley Collarbone is "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/12/17 WR Alan Busey Shoulder out for season
09/12/17 OL Greg Long Leg out for season
09/12/17 LB Jayson VanHook Shoulder out for season
09/12/17 DB Khalil Rashaad-Brown Achilles out for season
09/01/17 DL Chris Richardson Eligibility out for season
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners have run for 1,046 yards as a unit, which ranks 124th in the nation. They've run 316 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 63 times for 579 yards so far this year, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. They are 129th in Division 1 in points scored with 134. They have run 626 plays this year for 2,558 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The Miners average 4.1 yards per play, which is 129th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 138 1st downs this season, ranking them 129th overall as an offensive unit. Zack Greenlee has completed 64 throws while attempting 133 passes for a completion percentage of 48.1%. He has passed for 711 yards this year. He averages 4.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 94.5.
The Miners rush defense has given up 472 attempts for 2,643 yards this season, putting them in 122nd place in the country against the run. They have had 74 penalties for 653 yards on defense this year. That places them 90th in Division 1. UTEP is 121st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 413. They have given up a total of 5,031 yards on D, which is 114th in the nation. The Miners are 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 200 throws on 314 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, ranking them 73rd and 39th in the country. The UTEP pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,388 yards in the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTEP Miners have tried 7 field goals this year and made 3, which is 129th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. UTEP Miners kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,149 yards on 72 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 23rd in the NCAA in punting average. UTEP is 89th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 54 punt return yards and average 4.2 yards per return, which is 114th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 728 yards on special teams, which puts them 44th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 21 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,340.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blazers are 55th in Division 1 in points scored with 327. They have run 732 plays this season for 4,043 yards, which ranks them 104th in the nation in total offense. The UAB Blazers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 208 1st downs this year, placing them 94th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 2,108 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in the country. They've run 459 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 64 times for 586 yards so far this season, which has them 71st in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 1,918 yards this season. He has completed 166 passes on 268 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.3. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 285. They have surrendered a total of 4,094 yards on D, which is 54th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 180 passes on 347 attempts against the UAB defense this season, placing them 38th and 78th in the country. The UAB Blazers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,149 yards through the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 429 attempts for 1,945 yards this year, putting them in 78th place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 77 penalties for 692 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 106th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 90th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 97 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 60th in college football. They have returned 36 kicks for 737 yards on special teams, ranking 41st in kick return yardage. The UAB Blazers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,876. The Blazers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 103rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UAB kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,310 yards on 57 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 91st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blazers -18.5
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