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Coastal Carolina vs. UAB - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UAB Blazers (1-0) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (0-1)
Date & Time Saturday September 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +10 -- Over/Under: 55
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CFB | UAB Blazers (1-0) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (0-1)
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We have some college football action from Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC as the UAB Blazers take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

The UAB Blazers will look to build on their season opening 52-0 romp over Savannah State in their last outing. A.J. Erdely led the Blazers by going 22 of 28 passing with 228 yards and 2 touchdowns with an interception, while Spencer Brown led the Blazers’ ground attack with 18 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Johnston III added 71 rushing yards while James Noble III, Kingston Davis and Lucious Stanley each added a rushing score in the win. Collin Lisa led UAB with 10 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown, while Andre Wilson contributed a touchdown grab of his own in the win. Chris Woolbright recorded a pick-six for the UAB defense, while Brontae Harris also added an interception and Jamell Garcia-Williams added a sack and Kristopher Moll led the Blazers with 4 tackles in the victory. 

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be on the hunt for their first win of the season after falling to South Carolina by a final score of 49-15 in their last outing. Kilton Anderson threw for 91 yards on 11 of 13 passing, while Bryce Carpenter recorded a touchdown pass in the losing effort. Marcus Outlow led the Chanticleers’ ground attack with 12 carries for 59 yards, while Malcolm Williams led Coastal in receiving with 6 catches for 49 yards and Jaivon Helligh added a touchdown grab for Coastal Carolina in the loss. Defensively, Silas Kelly recorded a sack for Coastal while also leading the team with 8 tackles while Fitz Wattley and Anthony Chesley each had 6 tackles in the defeat.

UAB is 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Sun Belt while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. Coastal Carolina is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 non-conference games. 

Coastal Carolina as a home dog is tempting but the problem is that UAB is just a much better team than the Chanticleers. Sure, UAB isn’t on the same level as South Carolina, but the Blazers may be the most balanced team in all of C-USA and should be able to ride the confidence of their first shutout in 10 years to another double digit win here.

Pick:
UAB -10

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