UAB vs Tennessee College Football Betting Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Jarrett Guarantano and the Tennessee Volunteers host the UAB Blazers at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. UAB opens this game as 10.5-point dogs. The Blazers are 5-2-0 ATS and 3-3-1 when betting on the total. The Volunteers are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the UAB Blazers took on the Old Dominion Monarchs and won by a score of 38-14. Jermaine Brown Jr. paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 33 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 116 yards by way of 20 carries which had him averaging 5.8 yards per run. Austin Watkins was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 121 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 24.2 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Blazers was Tyler Johnston III who went 15/29 with 260 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception during the game. The Blazers ran the ball a total of 43 times and racked up a total of 176 yards which had them averaging 4.1 yards per carry. In all, they finished with a total of 72 plays for a total of 436 yards. On the day, the Blazers earned 21 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 62 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, UAB allowed 8 completions on 26 throws totaling 111 yards, and a completion percentage of 30.8%. On the ground, the Blazers allowed 53 yards on 32 carries which gave them an average of 1.7 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 164 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Blazers head into this game 6-1 for 2019. For total yardage, they rank 9th in Conference USA and 93rd in Division 1 with 2,843 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 29.9 points per game, putting them 62nd in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 154.3 yards on the ground per game which is 8th in the conference. The Blazers have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 15.7 points per contest ranking them 1st in the conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, UAB is allowing 90.3 yards per contest putting them 1st in the conference and 8th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.8 yards per carry which has them at 1st in Conference USA and 6th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 632 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Blazers have conceded 1,763 yards. Opponents are completing 50% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers went up against the South Carolina Gamecocks and won by a score of 41-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Volunteers was Jarrett Guarantano who went 11/19 with 229 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Ty Chandler paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 78 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Jauan Jennings was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 174 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 24.9 yards per reception during the game. The Volunteers ran the ball a total of 38 times and added 134 yards which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per carry. For the contest, the Volunteers earned 20 first downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 49 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. On the day, they finished with a total of 68 plays for 485 yards. When discussing the defense, Tennessee conceded 28 catches on 51 tries for a total of 319 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.9%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 397 yards but didn't get any takeaways. On the ground, the Volunteers conceded 78 yards on 30 runs which gave them an average of 2.6 yards per carry allowed.
The Volunteers head into this matchup 3-5. In discussing the offensive production, the Volunteers have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. Tennessee is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 141 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 92nd in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,128 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Volunteers average 354.9 yards per game overall which has them at 102nd in college football and 13th in the SEC. The Volunteers are giving up 26.3 points per game ranking them 9th in the Southeastern Conference and 58th in college football. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 210 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 147 yards per contest which puts them at 52nd in college football and 9th in the conference. For this year, they have allowed 1,176 yards on the ground and 14.4 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are giving up 218.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Volunteers are ranked 8th in the Southeastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Volunteers -10.5
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