Florida Atlantic at UAB: 10/9/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Florida Atlantic at UAB: 10/9/21 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by Joshua L. Jones via Imagn Content Services, LLC

UAB Blazers (3-2) vs Florida Atlantic Owls (3-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Protective Stadium)

Betting Odds: UAB Blazers -4 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and UAB Blazers face off on Saturday in a Week 6 Conference-USA college football showdown at Protective Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2019, Florida Atlantic won 49-6. 

Florida Atlantic comes into this game with a 3-2 record overall and in their last game against FIU, the offense scored 58 points, and that led to the blowout loss. FIU is averaging 32.4 points while their defense is giving up 21.4 points per game. N’Kosi Perry has thrown for 1,278 yards, 10 touchdowns, and one interception. Johnny Ford and Malcolm Davidson have been the top backs for Florida Atlantic and they both have rushed for over 220 yards. In this game for FAU the offense needs to be good, but more importantly the defense needs to step up and slow down the Blazers.

On the other side of this matchup is the UAB Blazers who sit with a 3-2 record with their losses coming against Georgia and Liberty. In the two losses the offense only scored 19 points total. UAB on the season is averaging 23.6 points while their defense is giving up 23.8 points per game. UAB’s offense has been good in the games that they win, and that number is dragged down in the two games they lost. Under center for UAB is Dylan Hopkins who has thrown for 653 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions. The top rusher for UAB has been DeWayne McBride and he has rushed for 343 yards and one touchdown. Jermaine Brown Jr has also rushed for 327 yards and three touchdowns. 

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FAU is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games. UAB is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games on field turf. The underdog is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the two teams. The over is 7-0 in the last seven meetings. 

When these two teams face off, the over has been a perfect play the last seven games. UAB is going to run up the score in this game, and I expect them to reach at least 35. FAU should also keep this game close, and the over will cash. 

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