UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Rice Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UAB (-9)
Tyler Johnston and the UAB Blazers (4-3) travel to Rice Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Rice Owls (2-2). The spread on this contest has UAB as 9-point favorites. The O/U is set at 44.5.
In their last contest, the UAB Blazers played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and left there with a loss by a score of 37-34. Spencer Brown paced the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 23 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in this contest. He ran for a total of 140 yards by way of 29 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Austin Watkins Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 95 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 15.8 yards per reception in this outing. Tyler Johnston III went 4/9 with 81 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Regarding scoring points, the UAB Blazers are sitting at 30.4 points per outing. As a team they average 206.7 yards in the run game ranking them 27th in college football. The Blazers have earned 2,790 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of notching touchdowns, UAB has amassed 10 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns via the ground. The Blazers rank 46th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 23.4 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 149.3 yards on the ground per game on the year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,045 running yards through 7 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Blazers are allowing 1,252 yards which puts them in 51st in college football. In their 7 games played, they are conceding 178.9 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 53.7%. In total, they are surrendering 328.1 yards/outing which ranks them 30th in college football.
For his collegiate career, Johnston III has thrown for a total of 3,960 yards with 31 TD's and 25 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 181 times totaling 620 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 144.9 with a touchdown percentage of 6.9% and an interception rate of 5.6%. He is passing for 120.0 yards per outing. Tyler Johnston III has completed 264 of his attempted career 448 passes for a completion percentage of 58.9%.
In their last outing, the Rice Owls played the Marshall Thundering Herd and added a win to their record by a score of 20-0. JoVoni Johnson went 10/14 with 86 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with no picks. Ari Broussard paced the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 7 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 62 yards on 19 carries which gave him an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Jake Bailey was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 57 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 8.1 yards per reception in this game.
During this campaign thus far, the Owls have earned 888 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 222.0 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 72nd in the country. The Rice Owls have an average of 356.5 yards/game which is good for 97th in D-1. They are averaging 134.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 538 yards for the year. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Owls are sitting 86th in the nation maintaining an average of 25.3 points per outing. Rice has yielded a total of 567 yards rushing (141.8 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush this season. The Owls are relinquishing 18.3 points per game, ranking them 29th in the nation. In total, they have allowed 73 pts. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air and 196.8 yards per contest, which has them in 40th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +9
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