Florida vs. UAB - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (7-3) at Florida Gators (3-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
The Line: Florida Gators -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on the gridiron between Conference USA and the SEC as the UAB Blazers take on the Florida Gators in a college football matchup on Saturday afternoon.
The UAB Blazers will look to keep the ball rolling after improving to 7-3 this season with a 24-19 win over UTSA giving the Blazers their 3rd straight win. A.J. Erdely threw for 49 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 8 of 13 passing, while also rushing for a pair of touchdowns with his 14 carries. Spencer Brown led UAB with 27 carries for 128 yards, while Ronnie Turner Jr. led the Blazers through the air with a pair of receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown. On defense, the Blazers combined for a pair of sacks and an interception, holding the Roadrunners to an 8 for 19 mark on 3rd down and just 299 yards of total offense in the win.
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The Florida Gators will just be looking for some positive signs down the stretch after losing their 5th straight game, a 28-20 loss to South Carolina last time out. Feleipe Franks threw for 174 yards and an interception on 10 of 25 passing, while Malik Zaire racked up 49 yards on 7 for 14. Mark Thompson led the Gators with 35 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Lamical Perine added a score of his own with 24 yards on 6 carries. Moral Stephens’ lone reception led the team with 63 yards, while Brandon Powell caught a team-high 5 passes for 58 yards in the loss. Defensively, the Gators put out 3 sacks and 3 interceptions, but gave up 469 yards of total offense and almost 36 minutes of possession to the Gamecocks in the loss.
UAB is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record. Florida is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against C-USA.
I'm sorry, but I seem to have missed the part where Florida's done anything to deserve being a double digit favorite here. I mean seriously, I’ve gone against Florida the last few weeks and it’s paid off, so why not do it again here. Don’t let the conference disparity fool you, this UAB team has been solid this season, covering the spread in 8 of their 10 games this season. Florida is just a mess, despite the score looking good against South Carolina, this is still a Gators team that struggles to move the ball with any consistency. I’ve made lots of money fading Florida, and I plan on making more by going with UAB here.