UAB Blazers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Joe Aillet Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UAB (-9.5)
Bryson Lucero and the UAB Blazers (4-2) go to Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-3). UAB opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 49.
The last time they took the field, the UAB Blazers played the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and ended up taking the loss by a score of 24-20. Spencer Brown led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for this game. He rushed for 128 yards by way of 28 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per run. Ryan Davis was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 34 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 17.0 yards per catch for the game. Bryson Lucero went 10/23 with 110 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 2 picks for the contest.
When talking about scoring points, the UAB Blazers have an average of 29.8 points per game. Offensively they're averaging 184.8 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 33rd in the country. The Blazers have earned 2,305 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, UAB has amassed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of yards through the air, the Blazers are allowing 920 yds which has them ranked 56th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 319.3 yards per contest which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. The Blazers sit in 35th in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 21.2 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.6 yards per tote and 166.0 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of their 6 games played this season, they have allowed 153.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 51.3%. During the season, they have allowed 996 yards via the ground game in 6 games.
For his college career, Lucero has passed for 903 yds with 7 TD's and 6 picks. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 8 different times for a total of -5 rushing yards. He has a QB rating of 120.4 with a touchdown percentage of 5.3% and an interception percentage of 4.5%. He is throwing for 150.5 yards per outing. Bryson Lucero has completed 72 of his career 132 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%.
In their last outing, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs played the UTSA Roadrunners and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-26. Israel Tucker paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 70 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he averaged 3.7 yards per run. Cee Jay Powell led the team in receiving yardage by earning 54 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 6.8 yards per catch for the game. Luke Anthony went 22/33 with 148 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks.
In terms of this team's ability to score points, the Bulldogs are ranking 52nd in college football with 29.2 PPG. For the season so far, the Bulldogs currently have a total of 1,365 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 227.5 passing yards per game, putting them at 56th in the nation. They have an average of 99.2 rushing yards per game and have run for 595 yards overall. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 326.7 yards/outing ranking them 80th in the nation. The Bulldogs are surrendering 32.0 PPG, which has them ranked 74th in D-1. This season, they have allowed 192 total points. Louisiana Tech has yielded a total of 835 rushing yards (139.2 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns rushing this season. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 270.8 yards/game, which has them in 87th in the nation.
Anthony has thrown for 12 touchdowns while tossing 3 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 7.7% and his interception rate is 1.9%. He has scampered for -33 yards on 38 attempts. He averages 177.8 yards per game through the air with a 142.5 QB rating. In the 6 contests in his career, Luke Anthony has connected on 99 of his 156 tries for 1,067 yds.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bulldogs NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +9.5
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