Free NCAA Football Prediction: Owls vs. Blazers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 6
FAU Owls (3-2) vs. UAB Blazers (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Protective Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: FAU +4 / UAB -4 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Owls +160 / Blazers -180
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 49
Week 6 college football sees the Owls and Blazers meet at Protective Stadium.
A pair of 3 – 2 Conference USA teams will come together in Birmingham and each is still among the favorites to reach the title game in 2021. Many outlets had FAU on top of the East Division and UAB on top of the West Division with both programs looking to build on a 1 – 0 record towards a possible clash again in December.
Might these two navigate their way towards another meeting that decides the conference champion? Hey, these two programs represent the last 4 winners of the Conference USA title and they will both hope to see each other again soon enough. In fact, they just met in 2019 to decide that conference championship, and UAB has some revenge to exact after FAU took a 49 – 6 humiliating win.
Until we get there, this Saturday is a huge step for either coach to use as motivation to finish the campaign strongly. with Conference games from here on out.
UAB find themselves as slight favorites at home but we know that doesn’t mean a damn thing to anyone but us out here making plays on the games. I expect this to be one tightly contested affair again with Coach Taggert getting his first taste of this newly born rivalry between solid programs in this conference over the years
The Blazers are favored by 4 points in this Conference USA matchup.
Since these two had their meeting canceled last season in Willie Taggert’s first season, that now makes this his first opportunity to relish the rivalry that has slowly become something over the last few years. As I stated before, UAB and FAU have each been making appearances in the conference title game of late, with UAB in the last 3 and FAU in 2 of the last 4 big games.
The Owls converted 30 first-downs last weekend in their decisive win over FIU, 58 – 21 to start conference play 1 – 0.
Nkosi Perry only had 3 balls dropped in the win going 18 for 21 picking up 329 passing yards with scoring strikes to 3 different receivers.
The ground game provided 5 more TDs and Mr. Perry used his legs to account for one of those as well. Johnny Ford broke out for over100-yards and scored in a game that saw 8 different players find the end zone as a whole. We call that spreadin’ the wealth, baby!
The Owls offense ranks 21st overall in total yards with 472.8 per game and their 32.4 PPG puts them at 48th in the nation. The defensive passing game is only allowing 173.6 ypg and ranks 20th in FBS, although stopping the run has been an issue. The Owls run defense sits all the way back at 121st allowing 216.6 yards an outing.
The Blazers took on the likes of Georgia this season to see where they stand, and despite the loss taking on an SEC program really sets a precedence for coach Clark. This is only the 5th season this program was put back on the map and Bill Clark has been here through it all.
To have appeared in 3 straight conference title games is amazing, and the schedule sets up nicely for them to possibly land in that big game again in 2021.
The Blazers took it on the chin last weekend at home as field-goal favorites against Liberty. UAB came out flat and stayed that way throughout the day. In a 3 – 3 halftime game that didn’t provide much spark, UAB managed only 9 points in the second half that all came in the 4th quarter in a 36 – 12 drubbing.
With only 14 first downs while committing 9 big penalties for nearly 100-yards of field position, the Blazers could never get starting QB Dylan Hopkins a chance to keep his offense on the field. Hopkins ended the game 12 for 26 with 152 passing yards and 1 INT.
Rajae Johnson-Sanders led the team in receiving with 53 yards… he caught one ball for 53 yards so that doesn’t exactly show he had much to do outside of um, 1 catch.
Gerritt Prince was second on the depth chart with a whole 30 receiving yards and the only score of the day came from Jermaine Brown Jr. in the 4th quarter of game that was already put away.
This might be where the loss of Tyler Johnston starts to take effect on the Blazers and I have an issue with UAB being favored at home by more than a FG just because they’re in Birmingham.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
- Owls are 26-9 ATS in their last 35 games as a road underdog.
- Owls are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Owls are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- Over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Pick
Oh really? UAB by 4, huh? How about NO! You know the plan and thinking dog is the way to go in this spot as it will be all weekend around NCAA football. Watch for barking dogs all weekend as conference play brings a whole life to these games.
4* Free Week 6 NCAA Betting Pick:
FAU and the points in our pocket is your play…watch for the outright win too but we’ll still take the points.
4* Free Week 6 NCAA Betting Pick: Owls +4
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