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UAB vs. Rice - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UAB vs. Rice
Date & Time Saturday October 5, 2019, 7:01 PM (EDT)
Location
Legion Field
Birmingham, AL
The Line
UAB -8.5 Total 43.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Rice Owls are still looking for their first win on the year. However, it will be a stretch to see the Owls getting the win when they have to face a decent team at home in this game. Not to mention the offensive woes that have come to the Owls this year is definitely going to be a major issue for the team as the season moves forward even deeper into the year.

When it comes to the offense the Owls have only managed to get a total of 14.8 points a game. The Owls have only managed to get a total of 164.2 yards a game in the air, but have ran the ball for 117.8 yards a game. The defense for the Owls is not that good either giving up an average of 29.4 points a game. The Owls have even allowed 243.2 yards a game in the air, but have allowed 162.2 yards per game on the year on the ground.

UAB is coming into the game here looking to bounce back from their first loss on the year. The loss was a little bit of a shocker for the Blazers who were on the road at Western Kentucky and lost by a touchdown. What is even more shocking is how much the offense was contained in the game and that definitely cost the Blazers quite a bit on the year.

The Blazers offense has managed to score at a clip of 25.8 points a game. The offense has thrown the ball for 231.8 yards per game, but have ran the ball for a total of 144.3 yards a game. The defense for the Blazers is not that bad either a they have allowed only 15.5 points a game. The defense has given up 186.5 yards a game in the air and allowed 79.8 yards a game on the ground.

The Blazers are coming off of a loss against the Hilltoppers and want to prove that it was a fluke. Look for the Blazers to bounce back in this game here and come into the game with a chip and sadly for the Owls the defense is unable to really do much to stop them from running over them. Once their offense is ran over, the Owls will have even more problems catching up as their offense is that bad. Final Score Prediction, UAB Blazers win and cover ATS 35-14.

Pick:
UAB Blazers -8.5
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