UAB vs North Texas College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/30/2019
Game: UAB Blazers vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: North Texas +1
Tyler Johnston and the UAB Blazers travel to Apogee Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the North Texas Mean Green. The spread on this contest has UAB as 1-point favorites. The Blazers are 6-5-0 ATS and 4-6-1 when betting on the total. The Mean Green are 7-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-8-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the UAB Blazers played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and earned the victory by a score of 20-14. Lucious Stanley paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 61 yards on 13 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Myron Mitchell was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 81 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 20.3 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Blazers was Dylan Hopkins who went 11/21 with 185 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception on the day. The Blazers ran the ball a total of 43 times and totaled 166 yards earning them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Blazers got 17 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 70 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. Overall, they ran 66 plays for 353 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, UAB gave up 16 catches on 34 throws for a total of 173 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.1%. For this contest, they conceded 270 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Blazers gave up 97 yards on 31 carries which is an average of 3.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Blazers step onto the field holding a record of 8-3 this season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 10th in Conference USA and 100th in college football with 4,055 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 25 points per game, putting them 94th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 157.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 7th in Conference USA. The Blazers have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 18.3 points per contest ranking them 1st in Conference USA. In terms of yards rushing, UAB is allowing 100.1 yards per contest which has them at 1st in the conference and 9th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.1 yards per carry putting them 1st in Conference USA and 13th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 1,101 yards rushing through 11 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Blazers have conceded 2,323 yards. Opponents are completing 50.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try.
In their last game, the North Texas Mean Green took on the Rice Owls and ended up taking the loss by a score of 20-14. DeAndre Torrey led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 41 yards via 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.2 yards per carry. Greg White was the receiving yardage leader by earning 42 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 14.0 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Mean Green was Mason Fine who went 17/32 with 163 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 pick during the game. The Mean Green ran the ball 25 times and generated 75 yards which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Mean Green got 10 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 59 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. For the game, they ran 57 plays which gave them a total of 238 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, North Texas gave up 18 completions on 28 tries totaling 206 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. For the game, they allowed a total of 328 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Mean Green gave up 122 yards on 43 tries which gave them an average of 2.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Mean Green head into this matchup 4-7. North Texas is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 145.5 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 91st in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,601 rushing yards through 11 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Mean Green average 430.4 yards per contest overall which has them at 48th in Division 1 and 3rd in Conference USA. The Mean Green are allowing 33.1 points per game which puts them at 11th in Conference USA and 107th in Division 1. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 364 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 188.3 yards per contest which puts them at 91st in D-1 and 9th in C-USA. In 2019, they have given up a total of 2,071 yards on the ground and 28.6 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in D-1. They are conceding 232.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Mean Green currently sit at 8th in Conference USA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green +1
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