North Texas at UAB College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Legion Field is the venue for the game between the North Texas Mean Green and the UAB Blazers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UAB as 1 point favorites. The Blazers are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-5-0. The Mean Green are 4-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-7-0.
Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 0-7-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 5-1-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
10/14/18 DB Kemon Hall Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UAB
10/02/18 RB Loren Easly Leg is out for season
07/28/18 OL Brendon Weatherspoon ACL is out for season
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
09/29/18 RB Kingston Davis Suspension is out indefinitely
09/05/18 QB Dallas Davis Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green have run for 1,092 yards as a unit, which ranks 67th in the nation. They've run 266 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 35 times for 398 yards so far this year, which has them 90th in the country in penalties. They are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 279. They have run 546 plays this year for 3,355 yards, which ranks them 6th in the nation in total offense. The Mean Green average 6.1 yards per play, which is 44th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 177 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 174 throws while attempting 269 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7%. He has passed for 2,210 yards this year. He averages 9.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 152.6.
The Mean Green rush defense has given up 211 attempts for 679 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 295 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in Division 1. North Texas is 29th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 123. They have given up a total of 2,375 yards on D, which is 58th in the nation. The Mean Green are 42nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 130 throws on 255 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, ranking them 94th and 125th in the country. The North Texas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,696 yards in the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have tried 15 field goals this year and made 13, which is 5th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 30 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,399 yards on 33 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 48th in the NCAA in punting average. North Texas is 74th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 172 punt return yards and average 19.1 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 371 yards on special teams, which puts them 34th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 25 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,898.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blazers are 49th in Division 1 in points scored with 205. They have run 414 plays this season for 2,615 yards, which ranks them 99th in the nation in total offense. The UAB Blazers average 6.3 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this year, placing them 69th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 1,399 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the country. They've run 270 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 39 times for 438 yards so far this season, which has them 78th in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 1,181 yards this season. He has completed 78 passes on 138 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 137.9. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 85. They have surrendered a total of 1,703 yards on D, which is 8th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 58 passes on 137 attempts against the UAB defense this season, placing them 1st and 3rd in the country. The UAB Blazers pass defense has also given up a total of 807 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 233 attempts for 896 yards this year, putting them in 49th place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 31 penalties for 309 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 117 punt return yards and average 13 yards per return, which is 32nd in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 226 yards on special teams, ranking 89th in kick return yardage. The UAB Blazers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,958. The Blazers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 117th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. UAB kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 958 yards on 25 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 114th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green +1
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