C-USA opponents will clash when the UAB Blazers (2-2) battle the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-2).
UAB vs. Middle Tennessee Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing UAB as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, UAB has -359 odds to pick up the win, while Middle Tennessee is listed at +278 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 53.5 points.
How to Watch UAB vs. Middle Tennessee Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: STADIUM
- Location: Birmingham, Alabama
- Stadium: Protective Stadium
UAB has the 72nd-ranked offense this year (401.5 yards per game), and has been even better defensively, ranking 25th-best with just 313.0 yards allowed per game. UAB ranks 52nd in points scored this season (33.0 points per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 17.5 points allowed per game. UAB sports the 13th-best pass defense this season (161.8 passing yards allowed per game), but ranks 21st-worst offensively (181.0 passing yards per game). UAB has the 79th-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (151.3 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best with 220.5 rushing yards per game. UAB is averaging a 43.5% third-down conversion rate on offense (48th in the FBS), and ranks 54th on the other side of the ball with a 35.6% third-down percentage allowed. UAB ranks 34th in college football with a +3 turnover margin after forcing 9 turnovers (28th in the FBS) while committing six (46th in the FBS).
In terms of total offense, Middle Tennessee ranks 85th in the FBS (379.8 total yards per game) and 84th defensively (392.2 total yards allowed per contest). In terms of points scored Middle Tennessee ranks 52nd in the FBS (33.0 points per game), and it is 90th defensively (29.0 points allowed per contest). Middle Tennessee has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 12th-worst with 284.4 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective offensively, regstering 273.4 passing yards per contest (40th-ranked). Middle Tennessee’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 106.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 30th with 107.8 rushing yards surrendered per contest. In terms of third-down efficiency, Middle Tennessee ranks 96th in the FBS (35.1% third-down conversion percentage) and 98th on the other side of the ball (42.9% third-down rate allowed). Middle Tennessee has excelled in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +7 ranks ninth-best in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (eighth in the nation) and five turnovers committed (29th in the nation).
UAB vs. Middle Tennessee Betting Analysis
UAB Betting Insights
UAB has covered the spread two times over four games with a set spread. UAB has an ATS record of 2-1 when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites. Games involving UAB have hit the over once this season. The Blazers have a 1-2 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 33.3% of those games). The Blazers have played as a moneyline favorite of -359 or shorter in only two games this season, and they split 1-1.
Blue Raiders Betting Insights
Middle Tennessee is 3-2-0 against the spread this season. Middle Tennessee has a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 9.5-point underdogs. This year, Middle Tennessee games have hit the over three times. The Blue Raiders have been underdogs in four games this season and won two (50%) of those contests. The Blue Raiders have been at least a +278 moneyline underdog two times this season and won each of those games.
UAB vs. Middle Tennessee Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||55.5||60.0||51.0|
|Implied Total AVG||36.5||43.5||29.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-2||1-0||0-2|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||57.5||58.3||57.0|
|Implied Total AVG||35.8||35.0||36.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-2||0-1||2-1|
Players to Watch
- With 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 26 tackles, and one interception in four games, Tyler Taylor has been a key part of the Blazers’ defensive unit in 2022.
- Noah Wilder has suited up for four games, amassing 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended for the Blazers.
- With 16 tackles and two interceptions in four games, Jaylen Key has been a key part of the Blazers’ defensive unit in 2022.
- A key part of the Blazers’ defensive unit, Kelle Sanders has 13 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks in four games.
- As a tone-setter on defense, the Blue Raiders’ Jordan Ferguson has totaled 21 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in five games.
- On defense, Zaylin Wood has helped lead the way with 13 tackles, 3.0 TFL, four sacks, and one interception in five games.
- The Blue Raiders’ Decorian Patterson has posted four interceptions to go with 16 tackles and five passes defended in five games.
- On defense, Jalen Davis has contributed 11 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in five games.
UAB vs. Middle Tennessee Predictions and Pick
UAB vs. Middle Tennessee betting card
- Pick ATS:
Blue Raiders (+9.5)
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Our prediction to win this contest is UAB, and we predict that Middle Tennessee will cover the spread (UAB -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 53.5 points.