Prediction: UAB vs. UTSA College Football Picks, Odds 10/3/20
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UTSA Roadrunners (3-0) at UAB Blazers (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Legion Field)
The Line: UAB Blazers -20.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The UTSA Roadrunners and the UAB Blazers meet in a C-USA college football matchup from Legion Field on Saturday.
The UTSA Roadrunners will look to build on their 3-0 start to the year after a 37-35 win over Middle Tennessee State last time out. Frank Harris has thrown for 508 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception while also rushing for 162 yards and 5 touchdowns. Sincere McCormick has 377 rushing yards and 3 scores while Brennon Dingle has a team-high 168 receiving yards for UAB and Joshua Cephus has 163 receiving yards and a team-high 3 touchdowns with 13 receptions. Zakhari Franklin is UTSA’s 3rd 100-yard receiver so far this season. Defensively, Rashad Wisdom has a team-high 28 total tackles with 12 solo tackles while Jamal Ligon has a team-high 13 solo tackles as part of his 25 tackles this season including 2.5 sacks.
The UAB Blazers will look to build on their 42-10 crushing of South Alabama in their last game to improve to 2-1 on the year. Bryson Lucero threw for 319 yards and 2 touchdowns on 18 of 28 passing while Spencer Brown rushed for 105 yards and 3 touchdowns on 20 carries. DeWayne McBride rushed for 64 yards and a score while Austin Watkins had a team-high 7 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown. Myron Mitchell also had 3 catches for 77 yards and Trea Shropshire added a TD grab as well. Defensively, Will Boler had 7 total tackles with 5 solo tackles while Noah Wilder had 6 solo tackles with a sack and 1.5 tackles for a loss.
UTSA is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 conference games. UAB is 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 conference games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall.
This line is nuts, but the problem is I could see it happening as UTSA hasn’t really played anyone tough and they’ve scraped by in a couple of these games. The other thing is though, that UTSA can still score points in bunches. Instead, I’m going to side with the over. I do think both sides get their fair share of points here and while I’m not overly sure if UTSA can spurn another outright upset, I think this number is way too low. Give me the over in this one.