UAB at MTSU College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
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The UAB Blazers head to Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has MTSU as 2.5 point favorites. The Blazers are 8-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Blue Raiders are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-6-0.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 8-3-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
11/17/18 QB A.J. Erdely Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Texas A&M
11/17/18 RB Jarrion Street Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Texas A&M
11/17/18 DL Garrett Marino Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Texas A&M
10/23/18 OL Lee Dufour Knee is out for season
09/29/18 RB Kingston Davis Suspension is out indefinitely
09/05/18 QB Dallas Davis Left Team is out for season
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
11/11/18 DB Cordell Hudson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
10/25/18 RB Brad Anderson Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 42nd in the country in points scored with 351. They have run 773 plays this year for 4,751 yards, which ranks them 91st in Division 1 in total offense. The Blazers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 50th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this season, ranking them 37th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 2,492 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in college football. They've run 501 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 76 times for 856 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. A.J. Erdely has passed for 1,449 yards this year. He's completed 102 throws while attempting 178 passes for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 131.9. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
UAB is 7th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 173. They have given up a total of 3,053 yards on D, which is 8th in D-1. The Blazers are 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 141 throws on 292 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 17th in the nation. The UAB pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,733 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 378 attempts for 1,320 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the country against the run. The Blazers have had 52 penalties for 512 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is 76th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 187 punt return yards and average 12.5 yards per return, which is 30th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 449 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 41st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,387. The UAB Blazers have tried 18 field goals this year and made 9, which is 105th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 44 for 45 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,700 yards on 43 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 100th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders have run for 1,515 yards as a team, which ranks 99th in college football. They've run 404 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The MTSU Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 56 times for 563 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the country in penalties. They are 64th in the nation in points scored with 327. They have run 777 plays this season for 4,201 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. MTSU averages 5.4 yards per play, which is 87th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 230 1st downs this year, placing them 59th overall as an offensive unit. Brent Stockstill averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 248 passes on 351 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.5. He has thrown for 2,580 yards this season.
The MTSU Blue Raiders rush defense has allowed 421 attempts for 1,855 yards this year, putting them in 70th place in D-1 against the run. MTSU has committed 66 penalties for 581 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 59th in college football. They are 67th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 299. They have surrendered a total of 4,395 yards on D, which is 77th in the country. The Blue Raiders are ranked 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 213 passes on 367 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, placing them 86th and 96th in Division 1. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 2,540 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 10, which is 83rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. MTSU kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 35 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,149 yards on 52 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 69th in Division 1 in punting average. MTSU is ranked 125th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 107 punt return yards and average 15.3 yards per return, which is 12th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 76 yards on special teams, ranking 129th in kick return yardage. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 19 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,384.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers +2.5
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