Free Boca Raton Bowl Prediction: Blazers vs Huskies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Boca Raton Bowl
(10-3) UAB Blazers vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (8-5)
Date: Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: UAB Blazers -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 43.5
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The Boca Raton Bowl will feature the Conference USA Champion, the UAB Blazers and the MAC Champion, the Northern Illinois Huskies.
These two teams have never met before and will be looking for bragging rights and a bowl trophy to finish their season strong.
The Blazers won the Conference USA title by defeating Middle Tennessee 27-25. This title came just a few years after the Blazers restarted their football program. They are currently 10-3 and will be looking for their 11th win of the season.
UAB will likely focus on establishing the run since their passing game is poor. They average 208.9 yards on the ground per game and 191.5 passing yards per game. They average 29.3 points per game, which puts them at around the middle of division one football. Look for running back, Spencer Brown to have a solid game and lead his team in rushing as he has done so many times this year.
The Blazers defense has actually been quite good throughout this season. They allow just 17.3 points per game, which ranks 10th in the country. Their passing defense ranks 16th allowing 181.2 yards per game and their rush defense ranks 20th, allowing 119 yards per game. Since the Huskies are not a high scoring team, the Blazers should be able to control this game.
Northern Illinois Huskies
The Huskies had an amazing comeback in the MAC title game, defeating Buffalo 30-29. At one point they were down 29-10 but rallied to secure the trophy.
The Huskies do not have a great offense, only averaging 20.7 points per game. UAB has a stout defense, so the Huskies really will need to have one of their better offensive performances. To win this game, the Huskies will likely need to score at least 21 or more.
The Huskies defense was battle tested when they took on Buffalo at the beginning of December. They gave up a ton of points early on, but really stepped up when they had to get stops. The Huskies will need to force the Blazers into turnovers if they are going to win this bowl game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- UAB are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- UAB are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- NIU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Tue. games.
- NIU are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games on grass.
Free Boca Raton Bowl NCAA Football Pick
UAB finishes a great season with a win and take home the Boca Raton trophy.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UAB Blazers -2.5
The UAB defense shuts down a lackluster Huskies offense and they easily cover.
Boca Raton Bowl Free Score Prediction: UAB 31 – Northern Illinois 21
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