UTSA vs. UAB - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UTSA vs. UAB  - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

UAB Blazers (3-1) at UTSA Roadrunners (2-3)

College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm (Alamodome)

The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +11 -- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UAB Blazers and the UTSA Roadrunners meet in a week 7 C-USA conference college football matchup from the Alamodome on Saturday night.

The UAB Blazers will look to build up some momentum after bouncing back from their first loss of the season with a 35-20 win over Rice in their last outing. Tyler Johnston III has thrown for 1,209 yards, 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 61.1% passing while Spencer Brown leads the Blazers in rushing with 262 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Austin Watkins leads UAB in receiving with 20 catches for 367 yards and 4 touchdowns while Kendall Parham has 354 receiving yards and 5 TDs. Myron Mitchell also has 16 receptions for 273 yards this season. Defensively, Kristopher Moll leads the Blazers with 34 total tackles as well as recording 3 sacks. Noah Wilder is 2nd with 32 total tackles with a pair of sacks while Jordan Smith leads UAB with 4 sacks and Garrett Marino has 3.5 sacks this season. As a team, UAB is averaging 383 yards of total offense and 27.6 points per game while allowing 274 yards of total defense and 16.4 points per game against this season.

The UTSA Roadrunners will try to get back to .500 after improving to 2-3 on the year with a 26-16 win over UTEP last time out. Frank Harris has thrown for 486 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 72.5% passing while Sincere McCormick leads the Roadrunners in rushing with 439 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Carlos Strickland II, Blaze Moorhead and Sheldon Jones are tied for the team lead with 13 receptions this season. Defensively, Andrew Martel leads UTSA with 34 total tackles including 22 solo tackles this season. As a team, UTEP is averaging 335.4 yards of total offense and 18.2 points per game while allowing 378.8 yards of total defense and 32.4 points per game against this season.

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UAB is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 13-5 in their last 18 conference games. UTSA is 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 7-17-1 ATS in their last 25 games overall while the under is 14-3 in their last 17 conference games.

Getting a home dog can be worth a look, but I’m not ready to declare UTSA back just yet after a win over a UTEP team that’s won just two games since 2017. UAB continues to be one of the best that C-USA has to offer and the Blazers can’t afford to slip up if they’re going to make up ground and play in the C-USA title game down the road. The head-to-head history is brief but UAB won last year’s meeting by 49 and not much has changed since that meeting, so I’ll lay the points with the Blazers in this spot.

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