UTEP at UAB -11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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UTEP at UAB

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:23 AM (Legion Field)

UAB -17    O/U 45.5

TV: ESPN3

The UTEP Miners (1 - 8, 0 - 6 CONF) are on the road this week as they square off with the UAB Blazers (6 - 3, 3 - 2 CONF). UAB will be hosting this game at the Legion Field (AL) in Birmingham, AL. UAB comes into this matchup looking to keep their recent winning streak alive. The UTEP Miners will be massive underdogs as UTEP has not secured a victory since the opening week of the season. 

The UTEP Miners are taking the field with a team that has struggled all season long to put points on the board. UTEP is scoring just 19 PPG on offense while racking up just 307 total yards of offense per outing. UTEP needs to see more from QB Kai Locksley (871 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT) if they want to get back in the winning column. Defensively, the UTEP Miners are giving up 36 PPG to opposing teams.

The UAB Blazers are going to put on a defensive clinic in this game thanks to their exceptional line. UAB is giving up just 20 PPG to opposing teams on defense while allowing only 100 yards on the ground per game. UAB is scoring 24 PPG on offense themselves with QB Tyler Johnston II (1,899 yards, 15 TD, 13 INT) doing much of the heavy lifting. If Johnston can keep his mistakes down, this should be a quick and easy game for UAB.

The Miner have struggled to get points on the board all year long and that is against all types of defense’s on the year. Look for the Blazers to take advantage of the horrible Miners offense and the weak defense of the Miners as well. We like UAB to defeat UTEP in a blowout. Final Score Prediction, UAB Blazers win, but do not cover 30 - 14.

 

Ben’s Pick UTEP Miners +17

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.