UAB vs UTSA Predictions ATS and Odds
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Tyler Johnston and the UAB Blazers are headed to Alamodome on Saturday where they'll take on the UTSA Roadrunners. UTSA opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The Blazers are 3-2-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Roadrunners are 1-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-0 against the spread.
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
10/06/19 RB Spencer Brown Foot is out indefinitely
08/06/19 CB Brontae Harris Foot is out for season
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
09/30/19 QB Frank Harris Arm is out indefinitely
09/23/19 TE Leroy Watson Neck is out indefinitely
The last time they took the field, the UAB Blazers played the Rice Owls and earned the victory by a score of 35-20. Running the show from under center for the Blazers was Tyler Johnston III who went 14/25 with 282 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 interceptions on the day. Lucious Stanley led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 25 yards and he added 2 TD's in the game. He ran for 88 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per tote. Kendall Parham was the receiving yardage leader by earning 109 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 36.3 yards per reception in the game. The Blazers ended up running the ball 35 times and totaled 129 yards which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 61 plays which added up to 411 yards. For the contest, the Blazers earned a total of 18 first downs and they had 13 penalties for 174 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, UAB allowed 16 completions on 36 tries totaling 171 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.4%. Overall, they allowed a total of 305 yards and forced 4 takeaways. On the ground, the Blazers allowed 134 yards on 37 carries giving the other team an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed.
The Blazers head into this matchup 4-1 for 2019. For total yardage, they currently sit at 8th in the conference and 90th in D-1 with 1,915 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 27.6 points per game, putting them 79th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 141.2 rushing yards per game which is 7th in the conference. The Blazers have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 16.4 points per game ranking them 1st in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Blazers have allowed 1,209 yards. Teams are completing 54.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.0 yards per try. In regard to yards rushing, UAB is giving up 90.6 yards per contest which has them at 1st in C-USA and 13th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.9 yards per rush putting them 3rd in Conference USA and 18th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 453 rushing yards through 5 games.
In their last outing, the UTSA Roadrunners played the UTEP Miners and won by a score of 26-16. Sincere McCormick led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 51 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He racked up a total of 189 yards via 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.6 yards per carry. Blaze Moorhead was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 18 yards on 1 reception. He had an average of 18.0 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Roadrunners was Lowell Narcisse who went 6/14 with 46 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He walked away with no picks. The Roadrunners ended up rushing 48 times and earned a total of 320 yards which had them averaging 6.7 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 366 yards. For the game, the Roadrunners totaled 19 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 77 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. When discussing the defense, UTSA gave up 16 catches on 31 throws for a total of 181 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.6%. In the running game, the Roadrunners gave up 99 yards on 30 runs which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 280 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Roadrunners head into this matchup 2-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Roadrunners leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in D-1. UTSA has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 197.2 rushing yards per game, which has them at 42nd in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 986 rushing yards through 5 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Roadrunners average 335.4 yards per game overall which has them at 113th in college football and 10th in C-USA. The Roadrunners are giving up 32.4 points per game which puts them at 11th in Conference USA and 107th in the country. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 162 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 225 yards per game which puts them at 124th in the country and 13th in C-USA. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 1,125 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the top units in Division 1. They are giving up 153.8 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Roadrunners are ranked 1st in Conference USA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers -10
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