UAB Blazers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+6)
FAU Stadium is the location where the Florida Atlantic Owls (3-5) will compete against the UAB Blazers (4-3) on Saturday. Florida Atlantic opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 48.
The UAB Blazers head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. In their last matchup, the Blazers stepped onto the field against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and took a loss by a score of 20-17. Dylan Hopkins connected on 2/2 with 63 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 529.6 and finished the contest with no picks. DeWayne McBride led the offense in rushing for the Blazers with 24 totes for 197 yds (8.2 yds per carry). In all, they ran 51 plays for 324 yds. The UAB Blazers ran the football 39 times and accrued 228 yards, earning them an average of 5.8 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Blazers gave up 224 yds on 44 attempts, which is 5.1 yards per rush allowed. UAB relinquished 14 completions on 23 tries for 128 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.9%.
Regarding scoring points, the UAB Blazers have an average of 32.0 points per game. As a unit they have an average of 241.1 yards in the run game which is 8th in the nation. The Blazers currently have 3,017 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, UAB has compiled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 18 rushing touchdowns. UAB has a total of 151 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 48 penalties for 430 yds. They have surrendered the ball 12 different times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Blazers have given up 1,185 yds which has them sitting in 8th in college football. They have allowed 169.3 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 54.8%. For the season, they have yielded 323.9 yards per contest which puts them 21st in Division 1. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns via the pass as well as 12 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 154.6 yards on the ground per contest this season. In total, they have conceded 1,082 yards on the ground through 7 outings. The Blazers rank 18th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 17.7 PPG.
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The Owls come into this game with a record of 3-5 for this year. In their last game, the Owls took a defeat with a final score of 24-21 against the UTEP Miners. N'Kosi Perry (1 TD) finished the contest with 164 yds on 12/20 passing while his quarterback rating was 145.4. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.2. Larry McCammon III carried the rock 13 times for 79 yards, ending the contest with 6.1 yds per carry for Florida Atlantic. Florida Atlantic ran the football for 4.3 yards per attempt, finishing with 165 yards on 38 carries. The Owls finished the contest with 329 yds and they ran 58 plays (5.7 yds per play). The Owls pass defense allowed a completion rate of 61.5%, relinquishing 178 yds on 16 for 26 through the air. Florida Atlantic allowed 41 attempts on the ground for 234 yds (5.7 yds per rush).
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Owls are ranked 70th in college football averaging 28.6 points per game. During the season thus far, the Owls have a total of 1,816 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 227.0 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 80th in college football. The Florida Atlantic Owls maintain an average of 422.4 yards per contest, ranking them 51st in Division 1. The Florida Atlantic offense has 476 yards of penalties on 50 infractions, which ranks them 45th in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
Florida Atlantic has allowed the opposition a total of 1,337 rushing yards (167.1 yards per game) as well as 10 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have allowed 16 touchdowns through the air in addition to 228.1 yards per outing, which has them in 69th in D-1. The Owls defense has been on the field for 530 plays, which has them sitting 88th in the country. The Owls are giving up 26.8 points per game, which has them 71st in Division 1. In total, they have given up 214 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls +6
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