Free NCAA Football Prediction: Blazers vs. Golden Eagles Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 7
UAB Blazers (4-2) vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-5)
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: M.M Roberts Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: UAB -15.5 / S. Miss +15.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Blazers -750 / Golden Eagles +650
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 43.5
Week 7 college football sees the Blazers and Golden Eagles meet at M.M Roberts Stadium.
The UAB Blazers can get one step closer to bowl eligibility with a win over Southern Miss favored by more than 2 TDs. After missing out on a bowl for a 4th straight appearance only due to covid-19, this should be the 5th season in a row we have seen the Blazers in a bowl game. Regardless, this program won the Conference USA title game in 2020 doing it for the second time in 3 years. In fact, they have made 3 successive appearances going for a 4th in 4 years should we see a dragon in this year’s final Conference USA game of the season.
The Golden Eagles are already on the brink of missing out on bowl season with 5 losses from their 6 games played in 2021. Things have obviously, just not gone their way this season and the offense has been, well… Offensive if you get my drift!
The goal for UAB has got to be staying focused as big favorites in a conference game that results in a win. Anything they have to do to ultimately bring them closer to another C-USA title game appearance, and it is really as simple as that.
The Blazers are favored by 15.5 points in this Conference USA matchup.
Coach Clark knows what he has to work with and his job now is to just keep motivation high and expectations in check. This team knows they are expected to lay a beat down on Southern Miss but remember their goal is to win football games and not cover spreads. That is our prerogative to hope they feel the need to go out and beat up a 1 – 5 team this weekend if you are a chalk bettor.
In all honesty, this UAB offense really hasn’t proven to be all that strong yet, and it shows in the rankings. In fact, the defensive play of the game was what really drew all of the excitement in last weekend’s 31 – 14 over FAU. A 100-yard interception return from DB Grayson Cash turned a 17 – 14 late third quarter game into a 10 point lead as the fourth quarter started. Overall, the Blazers D came up with 3 INTs while causing a pair of fumbles as well.
Dylan Hopkins ran the final score of the game into the end zone to extend the lead and he threw for a pair of TDs as well. And then? You look at the final boxscore from the game and it’s like who the hell did anything?!
Hopkins himself was a pedestrian 13 for 24 only 173 passing yards, and Trea Shropshire led the team with 3 receptions with 43 yards and a long of 16 with the score. Brown and McBride each came up with 52 rushing yards to split the team lead in rushing yards and the rankings point to concerns as I mentioned.
The Blazers are ranked 91st in the nation only scoring 24.8 PPG and this team sits in the 95th slot in total yards putting up 360.5 YPG. Hopkins has the passing offense ranked all the way back at 94th only putting up 202.8 yards a game.
Luckily, the Blazers will be going up against an offense struggling more than they are right now, so this could get ugly.
S. Miss Golden Eagles
The Golden Eagles have been anything but gold on offense this season, and they too are appearing deep in the back end of the rankings in many categories.
The Eagles are ranked 124th of out 130 FBS programs in total yards (283.2), are back at 125th in points scored (16.2), and both the pass and run stats have this team past the top-100.
So, that will about cover how bad things are for Coach Hall in his first season in Hattiesburg. Remember now, from 2015 to 2019 this team had a winning record until the 3 – 7 2020 debacle.
Let’s make no mistake that the only win this team has in 2021 is against… wait for it!?
…. a little longer.
Okay, GRAMBLING, BABY!
So um, yeah, there is a reason for concern because the only game Southern Miss has even been in was against Rice in a 24 – 19 loss to open the month of October.
Jake Lange will likely be under center again as both Ty Keyes and Trey Lowe are still expected to be out of the lineup. Lowe has missed the last 4 games and Keyes is better off on the bench anyway because he can’t stop throwing the ball to the wrong team anyway!
How does this look for your season stats?
Your 3 QBs have combined to be sacked 28 times, have completed passes to the opponent 10 times, and those sacks have resulted in 232 yards of backwards football.
I don’t know what planet you live on, but 232 negative yards is only one of many factors that will keep this team in cahoots all season. Let’s just finish this up and point out that you need to watch this line move to 16 or 17 before you bang on the Blazers!
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Blazers are 12-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Blazers are 24-10-1 ATS in their last 35 conference games.
- Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Southern Miss.
- The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
It will look like this, so play the Over as it will just sneak in too. Your final score in Hattiesburg will be 38 – 12 UAB. That makes it a double play and that is all!
4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick:
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4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick: UAB -15.5 & Over 43.5
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