UAB Blazers vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Wave (-4)
The Tulane Green Wave (1-2) will compete against the UAB Blazers (2-1) at Yulman Stadium on Saturday. UAB is 4-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 59.
The UAB Blazers come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Blazers played the North Texas Mean Green and earned the victory with a final of 40-6. Jermaine Brown Jr. was the leader on the ground for the Blazers with 16 carries for 58 yds (3.6 yds per attempt). Dylan Hopkins went 6/7 with 202 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 469.5 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Blazers gave up 121 yds on 44 attempts, which is an average of 2.8 yards per rush allowed. UAB conceded 14 pass completions on 34 tries for a total of 99 yds, and a completion percentage of 41.2%. At the end of the game, they had 65 plays which gave them 407 yds. The UAB Blazers ended up running the ball 51 different times and had 173 yds, which came out to an average of 3.4 yds per attempt.
When talking about scoring, the UAB Blazers have an average of 26.0 points per contest. As a team they average 149.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 76th in Division 1. The Blazers have racked up 1,099 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, UAB has totaled 6 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns on the ground. UAB has tallied 47 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 32 infractions for 263 yards. They have surrendered the ball 5 times.
Regarding passing yards, the Blazers have given up 561 yds which ranks them 55th in the nation. They are conceding 187.0 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 50.5%. In total, they are giving up 303.7 yards per outing which puts them 50th in the nation. They are giving up 3.6 yards per rush and 116.7 rushing yards per contest on the year. During this campaign, they have given up 350 yards via the running game in 3 outings. The Blazers are sitting in 68th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 20.7 points per contest.
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The Green Wave come into this game with a record of 1-2 this season. In their last game, the Green Wave took a loss by a final score of 61-21 when they played the Ole Miss Rebels. Michael Pratt (2 TDs) ended the game with 166 yards on 10/18 passing while his QB rating was 169.7. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.2. Michael Pratt carried the football 11 times for 37 yds, finishing the game with 3.4 yds per carry for Tulane. Tulane ran the ball for 3.7 yds per attempt, totaling 139 yards on 38 attempts. The Green Wave finished the game with 305 yards on 56 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Green Wave secondary gave up a completion percentage of 69.7%, relinquishing 335 yards on 23 out of 33 through the air. Tulane relinquished 61 run attempts for 372 yards (6.1 yds per carry).
The Tulane Green Wave have an average of 428.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 50th in college football. The Tulane offense has racked up 220 yds of penalties on 23 violations, which has them ranked 23rd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the season to this point, the Green Wave have thrown for a total of 752 passing yards as well as holding an average of 250.7 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 55th in D-1. When looking at how much they score, the Green Wave rank 18th in the country averaging 41.7 points per contest.
The Green Wave are conceding 40.3 PPG, ranking them 137th in D-1. Tulane has surrendered a total of 538 rushing yards (179.3 yards/game) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have given up 121 points in total. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns through the air and 277.7 yards per game, which has them sitting 126th in college football. The Green Wave defense has taken the field for 228 plays, which is 124th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blazers +4
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