Free Week 12 Prediction: Miners vs Blazers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(1-8) UTEP Miners vs. UAB Blazers (6-3)
Date: Saturday, November 16th 2019
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Venue: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
NCAA Football Spread: Blazers -17.5
NCAA Betting Total: 44
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The Miners will have their backs against the wall as they travel to Birmingham Alabama in search of a victory against UAB to snap this brutal 8 game losing streak.
UAB are 6-3 on the season but have beaten some pretty poor competition thus far and many people will be wondering just how good this team are. The answer last week was not very good at all as they lost to Southern Mississippi by 35 points and could not crack 200 yards offensively.
There were some signs of life and desperation from this Miners team in their last game against the Charlotte 49ers as they only lost by a touchdown and really competed against a team many assumed would win easily. They should be able to carry some of the positives from that game over to this one especially the offense who tallied almost 400 total yards.
Starting QB Kai Locksley has not exactly been dependable this year, but he will likely be called upon early and often in this one as his Miners are 17.5 point underdogs.
Freshman WR Jacob Cowing came out of nowhere last game to have a monster performance and it should not surprise if he puts up decent numbers again with the expected passing attempts in this one.
UAB did not show up in that last game or the game before that as they have only scored 9 points in their last 2 games. That trend really should turn around on Saturday against a pretty poor UTEP defense who is unlikely to step up here on the road.
The positive is that last time the Blazers played a team a little bit closer to them in skill they put up over 400 yards and 38 points so this does represent a great ”get right” spot for the UAB Blazers.
This team’s offensive struggles in their last one can mostly be put down to the fact that they were starting a freshman QB in place of their regular starter Tyler Johnston. Johnston is still injured for this one and even though the UTEP Miner’s defense is weak, the Blazers offense may still struggle to move the ball in this one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Miners are 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Miners are 7-17-1 ATS in their last 25 games on fieldturf.
- Miners are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in November.
- Road team is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
With Johnston out this seems like a few too many points for the UAB Blazers to be laying. I was also really impressed with that 1 TD loss the UTEP Miners had last time out and I think this team will come into this game highly motivated to break this losing streak.
It is likely that UAB’s Dylan Hopkins will improve off of that last start, but with a QBR of 4.5 there really is only one way his performances can go. He will need to have a complete turn around to get this team the cover here and I do not see him doing it even with the home support.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UTEP ATS +17.5
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Week 12 Free Score Prediction: UTEP Miners 14 – UAB Blazers 23
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