UAB vs. Middle Tennessee - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-3) at UAB Blazers (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Legion Field)
The Line: UAB Blazers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 57 See the Latest Odds
Legion Field and the UAB Blazers brace for a visit from the MTSU Blue Raiders in college football on Saturday.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are in need of a winning streak which the team is hoping for with a trip to the UAB Blazers. Middle Tennessee State evened their record at 3-3 after a 37-17 win versus Florida International as a nine point favorite. The Blue Raiders played a complete game with a 426-306 yardage edge while forcing four fumbles and recovering one while picking off a pass. Everything clicked for MTSU saw quarterback John Urzua connected on 25-31 for 250 yards and a touchdown with Ty Lee catching seven throws for 67 yards. The Middle Tennessee rushing attack received 112 yards on eleven carries while recording six receptions for 47 yards and a TD. Tavares Thomas ran for 20 yards on six toted but gave the Blue Raiders three touchdowns.
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The Alabama-Birmingham Blazers were expected to do little in the first season back from dropping football for a few years but the team has fashioned a 3-2 record following a 23-22 victory versus the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Saturday as a 9.5 point underdog. Both teams finished with about 360 yards with Louisiana Tech botching two extra points while UAB missed one as well. Blazers quarterback AJ Erdely gave the offense a short passing game where he completed 21-32 for 188 yards an no mistakes with top receiver Andre Wilson recording eight receptions for 105 yards. Spencer Brown was Alabama-Birmingham’s workhorse on the ground with 168 yards on 26 carries including an eleven yard scoring burst.
Under is 5-0-1 in MTSU last 6 games overall and over is 3-0-1 in MTSU last 4 games in October and MTSU are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win. UAB are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and UAB are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and over is 8-1 in UAB last 9 games following a straight up win.
Right now I’ll take the points but I think I need at least a touchdown to feel comfortable…