UAB at Rice College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The UAB Blazers travel to Rice Stadium to take on the Rice Owls on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has UAB as 16 point favorites. The Blazers have an ATS record of 4-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 5-1-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 4-1-0 against the spread
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 2-4-0 against the spread
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
Key Rice Owls Injuries
10/02/18 DB D Angelo Ellis Undisclosed is doubtful Saturday vs Tex San Antonio
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 66th in Division 1 in points scored with 163. They have run 353 plays this season for 2,129 yards, which ranks them 109th in the nation in total offense. The Blazers average 6 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 117 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 1,187 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in the country. They've run 228 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 37 times for 408 yards so far this season, which has them 62nd in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 907 yards this season. He has completed 67 passes on 121 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.7. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 85. They have surrendered a total of 1,517 yards on D, which is 8th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 38th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 45 passes on 109 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, placing them 1st and 2nd in the country. The UAB pass defense has also given up a total of 671 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 196 attempts for 846 yards this year, putting them in 67th place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 26 penalties for 267 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 38th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 100th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 62 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 51st in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 226 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 90th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,417. The UAB Blazers have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 3, which is 116th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 752 yards on 19 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 103rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 1,055 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the nation. They've run 242 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 31 times for 270 yards so far this year, which has them 84th in the country in penalties. They are 93rd in Division 1 in points scored with 136. They have run 428 plays this year for 2,136 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Rice Owls average 5 yards per play, which is 112th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 107 1st downs this season, ranking them 89th overall as an offensive unit. Shawn Stankavage has completed 92 throws while attempting 162 passes for a completion percentage of 56.8%. He has passed for 932 yards this year. He averages 4.9 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 114.8.
The Rice Owls rush defense has given up 202 attempts for 998 yards this season, putting them in 85th place in the country against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 277 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in Division 1. Rice is 121st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 232. They have given up a total of 2,595 yards on D, which is 112th in the nation. The Owls are 121st in yards per play allowed with 7.1. Opponent offenses have completed 106 throws on 163 attempts against the Rice defense this season, ranking them 78th and 50th in the country. The Rice Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,597 yards in the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rice Owls have tried 14 field goals this year and made 9, which is 19th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Rice kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,421 yards on 32 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NCAA in punting average. Rice is 114th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 20 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 106th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 716 yards on special teams, which puts them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Owls average 28 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,872.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blazers -16
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