UAB at MTSU Conference USA Championship Picks and Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The UAB Blazers travel to Floyd Stadium to take on the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday in the Conference USA Championship game. The opening line for this game has MTSU as 1.5 point favorites. The Blazers have an ATS record of 8-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Blue Raiders have an over/under record of 5-7-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 8-4-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
11/20/18 CB Brontae Harris Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
11/20/18 OL Greg Fecanin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
11/20/18 OL Lee Dufour Knee is upgraded to questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
11/18/18 QB A.J. Erdely Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
11/18/18 RB Jarrion Street Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
11/18/18 DL Garrett Marino Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
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
10/25/18 RB Brad Anderson Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 354. They have run 826 plays this season for 4,840 yards, which ranks them 94th in the nation in total offense. The Blazers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 258 1st downs this year, placing them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 2,491 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the country. They've run 530 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 82 times for 916 yards so far this season, which has them 38th in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 1,539 yards this season. He has completed 111 passes on 198 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.9. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 9th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 200. They have surrendered a total of 3,446 yards on D, which is 9th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 163 passes on 320 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, placing them 4th and 18th in the country. The UAB pass defense has also given up a total of 1,993 yards through the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 413 attempts for 1,453 yards this year, putting them in 24th place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 56 penalties for 557 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 70th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 191 punt return yards and average 11.2 yards per return, which is 38th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 487 yards on special teams, ranking 85th in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,518. The UAB Blazers have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 10, which is 111th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 53%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 44 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,075 yards on 52 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 95th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders have run for 1,648 yards as a team, which ranks 101st in the nation. They've run 439 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 60 times for 608 yards so far this year, which has them 99th in the country in penalties. They are 59th in Division 1 in points scored with 354. They have run 841 plays this year for 4,595 yards, which ranks them 48th in the nation in total offense. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 5.5 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this season, ranking them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Brent Stockstill has completed 270 throws while attempting 380 passes for a completion percentage of 71.1%. He has passed for 2,841 yards this year. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 153.3.
The MTSU Blue Raiders rush defense has given up 450 attempts for 1,854 yards this season, putting them in 54th place in the country against the run. They have had 71 penalties for 641 yards on defense this year. That places them 64th in Division 1. MTSU is 53rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 302. They have given up a total of 4,484 yards on D, which is 54th in the nation. The Blue Raiders are 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 222 throws on 391 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, ranking them 73rd and 90th in the country. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,630 yards in the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 68th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. MTSU kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 38 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,417 yards on 59 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 70th in the NCAA in punting average. MTSU is 126th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 107 punt return yards and average 15.3 yards per return, which is 9th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 76 yards on special teams, which puts them 129th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 19 yards per kick return and they are 108th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,777.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers +1.5
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