Free Week 7 Prediction: Hilltoppers vs. Blazers Odds
Looking for Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. UAB Blazers free picks? Week 7 betting sees the Hilltoppers taking on the Blazers on Saturday, October 17th at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Western Kentucky UAB Week 7 free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(1-3) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. UAB Blazers (3-1)
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm EST
Venue: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
NCAA Football Spread: UAB -13.5
NCAA Betting Total: 44.5
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This game jumps off the board with that high spread and low total.
UAB is once again looking like one of the best teams in Conference USA.
Western Kentucky uses to be reliable but they have fallen off this season. The defense has evaporated.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Last week the Hilltoppers got whooped at home by Marshall. This week they are at UAB, probably the best team in the league this season. Getting back on track is going to be tough.
This team won nine games a year ago thanks to a salty defense. They are giving up 30ppg this season and definitely do not have the defense to match.
That offense is not even scoring 20ppg. Ty Pigrome, the Maryland transfer, is just not a great thrower. He is the teams leading rusher but that might be more by default than by design.
WKY really struggles to make explosive plays on offense. That means they have to be extra efficient and that is not a strong suit.
This is a very bad spot, one that will test where Tyson Helton is as a coach. They don’t have to win but they do have to compete.
The only blemish for UAB this season is a loss to Miami. They were supposed to play last week but their game against Rice was postponed.
Other than Miami they have not played the best of schedules but they are playing the way they want with a balanced offense and a strong defense.
Bryson Lucero has taken over the quarterback job and looked adequate. The key will be maintaining that balanced attack so there is not too much on the first-year starter.
The rest of the schedule is pretty light so don’t be surprised if the team starts to look better and better. They are pretty good but the low level of competition definitely helps them out.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1 in WKU last 8 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 12-4 in WKU last 16 road games.
- WKU are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- UAB are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games in October.
- UAB are 10-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 9-2-1 in UAB last 12 games in October.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
I am not liking this big number with a UAB team that is not great on offense but they don’t have to score too many points if they only give up 10.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UAB -13.5
Watch that hook because it can be dangerous when teams are trying to come in the backdoor. UAB winning each half by a TD is very solid.
Don’t go too big on this one. If you think UAB is not as good as in the pas couple of years go with the over. Neither team is looking as good on defense as they did a year ago.
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