UAB vs. UTSA - 11/3/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners (3-5) at UAB Blazers (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Legion Field)
The Line: UAB Blazers -21.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UTSA Roadrunners and the UAB Blazers meet in week 10 C-USA college football action from Legion Field on Saturday night.
The UTSA Roadrunners will look to rebound from back-to-back losses, including a 27-17 defeat at the hands of Southern Miss in their last outing. Cordale Grundy has thrown for 990 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 50.9% passing while B.J. Daniels leads the Roadrunners in rushing with 294 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Greg Campbell Jr. leads UTSA in receiving with 31 catches for 313 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season. As a team, UTSA is averaging 245.5 yards of total offense and 17.4 points per game this season.
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The UAB Blazers will look for another win to stay in the driver’s seat in the C-USA West division after their 6th straight win following a 19-0 shutout victory over UTEP last time out. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 1,449 yards, 7 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 57.3% passing while rushing for 305 yards and 5 scores on the ground. Spencer Brown leads UAB in rushing with 694 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns while Xavier Ubosi leads the Blazers with 378 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns and Collin Lisa has a team-high 22 receptions for 295 yards this season. As a team, UAB is averaging 420 yards of total offense and 31.6 points per game this season. The Blazers are also one of the nation’s best defensive units, sitting top-5 in total yardage against (277.9 YPG/5th in FBS), passing yardage against (155.5 YPG/5th) and scoring defense (13.2 PPG/3rd) this season.
UTSA is 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 10-1 in their last 11 conference games. UAB is 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 11-1 in their last 12 conference games.
The issue with the Roadrunners is they beat the teams that they should (ie. Rice & UTEP), but when having to step up to there competition, UTEP has the tendency to fall flat. UAB can ill afford a misstep if they’re going to play in the conference championship game, and the Blazers have pulled off covers in each of their last six games and I think the Blazers make it 7 with a huge statement win here.