Tulane at UAB College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Legion Field is the venue for the game between the Tulane Green Wave and the UAB Blazers on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tulane as 3 point favorites. The Blazers are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Green Wave are 2-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
08/14/18 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder is out for season
08/14/18 WR Kevin Ledee Knee is out for season
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
09/05/18 QB Dallas Davis Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave have run for 421 yards as a unit, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They've run 82 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 18 times for 161 yards so far this year, which has them 20th in the country in penalties. They are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 59. They have run 136 plays this year for 894 yards, which ranks them 64th in the nation in total offense. The Green Wave average 6.6 yards per play, which is 39th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. Jonathan Banks has completed 30 throws while attempting 53 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. He has passed for 471 yards this year. He averages 10 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 149.9.
The Green Wave rush defense has given up 82 attempts for 346 yards this season, putting them in 91st place in the country against the run. They have had 12 penalties for 144 yards on defense this year. That places them 101st in Division 1. Tulane is 57th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 40. They have given up a total of 963 yards on D, which is 111th in the nation. The Green Wave are 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 48 throws on 83 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, ranking them 111th and 112th in the country. The Tulane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 617 yards in the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 452 yards on 12 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 102nd in the NCAA in punting average. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 68th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 82 yards on special teams, which puts them 74th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 21 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 984.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blazers are 48th in Division 1 in points scored with 76. They have run 149 plays this season for 985 yards, which ranks them 79th in the nation in total offense. The UAB Blazers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 41st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 573 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the country. They've run 94 times, averaging 6.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 19 times for 198 yards so far this season, which has them 12th in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 377 yards this season. He has completed 34 passes on 54 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.4. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 73rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 47. They have surrendered a total of 641 yards on D, which is 47th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 12 passes on 35 attempts against the UAB defense this season, placing them 3rd and 8th in the country. The UAB Blazers pass defense has also given up a total of 190 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 81 attempts for 451 yards this year, putting them in 109th place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 15 penalties for 149 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 103rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 106th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 24 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 40th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 142 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The UAB Blazers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,151. The Blazers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 71st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. UAB kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 173 yards on 4 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 43rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Green Wave -3
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