UAB at Texas A&M College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The UAB Blazers travel to Kyle Field to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 3 point favorites. The Blazers have an ATS record of 8-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 8-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
11/11/18 QB A.J. Erdely Shoulder is questionable 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 Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/06/18 PK Daniel LaCamera Foot is out for season
11/06/18 OL Jared Hocker Leg is out indefinitely
09/12/18 LB Anthony Hines III Leg is out for season
08/29/18 DB Clifford Chattman Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/22/18 DB Ikenna Okeke Knee is out for season
08/05/18 DL Micheal Clemons Foot is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 38th in Division 1 in points scored with 331. They have run 697 plays this season for 4,334 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Blazers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 225 1st downs this year, placing them 38th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 2,381 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the country. They've run 464 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 70 times for 815 yards so far this season, which has them 38th in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 1,449 yards this season. He has completed 102 passes on 178 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.9. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 4th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 132. They have surrendered a total of 2,608 yards on D, which is 5th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 130 passes on 271 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, placing them 4th and 27th in the country. The UAB pass defense has also given up a total of 1,540 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 344 attempts for 1,068 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 51 penalties for 497 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 36th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 79th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 184 punt return yards and average 13.1 yards per return, which is 26th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 414 yards on special teams, ranking 81st in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,932. The UAB Blazers have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 9, which is 89th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,591 yards on 41 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 107th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 1,960 yards as a team, which ranks 43rd in the nation. They've run 412 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 68 times for 548 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. They are 58th in Division 1 in points scored with 301. They have run 757 plays this year for 4,625 yards, which ranks them 29th in the nation in total offense. The Texas A&M Aggies average 6.1 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 263 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Kellen Mond has completed 190 throws while attempting 320 passes for a completion percentage of 59.4%. He has passed for 2,488 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 135.2.
The Texas A&M Aggies rush defense has given up 258 attempts for 778 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the country against the run. They have had 67 penalties for 596 yards on defense this year. That places them 89th in Division 1. Texas A&M is 36th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 224. They have given up a total of 3,343 yards on D, which is 30th in the nation. The Aggies are 98th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 174 throws on 292 attempts against the Texas A&M defense this season, ranking them 49th and 49th in the country. The Texas A&M Aggies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,565 yards in the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas A&M Aggies have tried 25 field goals this year and made 17, which is 9th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 68%. Texas A&M kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,038 yards on 40 punts, averaging 51 yards per punt. That ranks them 1st in the NCAA in punting average. Texas A&M is 24th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 148 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 85th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 399 yards on special teams, which puts them 83rd in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 24 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,172.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers +3
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