UAB vs Florida Atlantic Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 12/7/2019
Game: UAB Blazers vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Conference USA Championship
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic -6.5
Chris Robison and the Florida Atlantic Owls host the UAB Blazers at FAU Stadium on Saturday, December 7, 2019. UAB opens this matchup as 6.5-point underdogs. The Blazers are 7-5-0 ATS and 4-7-1 when betting on the total. The Owls are 5-6-1 when wagering on the over/under and 8-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the UAB Blazers went up against the North Texas Mean Green and earned the victory by a score of 26-21. Leading the way at QB for the Blazers was Dylan Hopkins who went 6/12 with 99 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Spencer Brown led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 32 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 111 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 5.8 yards per tote. Kendall Parham led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 60 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 30.0 yards per catch in the game. The Blazers ran the ball 48 times and racked up 203 yards which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per run. On the day, they ran 61 plays for 310 yards. On the day, the Blazers totaled 20 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 90 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, UAB allowed 22 catches on 34 attempts totaling 268 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%. On the day, they allowed a total of 289 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Blazers allowed 21 yards on 35 attempts which gave them an average of 0.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Blazers come into this game with a record of 9-3 for this year. For total yards, they currently sit at 10th in C-USA and 101st in college football with 4,366 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 25.1 points per contest, putting them 95th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 161.3 rushing yards per contest which is 7th in Conference USA. The Blazers have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 18.5 points per game which has them at 1st in C-USA. In regard to yards on the ground, UAB is giving up 93.5 yards per game ranking them 1st in Conference USA and 5th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per carry ranking them 1st in the conference and 6th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,122 rushing yards through 12 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Blazers have allowed 2,430 yards. Opponents are completing 52.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.0 yards per try.
In their last game, the Florida Atlantic Owls went up against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and won by a score of 34-17. Running the show from under center for the Owls was Chris Robison who went 8/19 with 156 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception in the game. BJ Emmons paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 40 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 71 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 6.5 yards per tote. Harrison Bryant led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 75 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 25.0 yards per reception for the game. The Owls ran the ball a total of 31 times and earned a total of 144 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 51 plays which gave them a total of 300 yards. For the contest, the Owls earned a total of 12 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 50 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Florida Atlantic allowed 27 catches on 41 throws totaling 198 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.9%. Overall, they allowed a total of 258 yards and earned 5 turnovers. Against the run, the Owls allowed 60 yards on 35 attempts which gave them an average of 1.7 yards per run allowed.
The Owls head into this game 9-3. Florida Atlantic has made teams respect their running game by averaging 155.1 rushing yards per game, which has them at 69th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,861 yards rushing through 12 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Owls average 431.8 yards per game overall ranking them 45th in college football and 2nd in Conference USA. The Owls are conceding 23.7 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the conference and 45th in college football. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 284 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 137.6 yards per game ranking them 39th in the country and 4th in Conference USA. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 1,651 rushing yards and 15.6 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in college football. They are allowing 246.1 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Owls currently sit at 12th in Conference USA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blazers +6.5
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