Blazers take on Golden Eagles in Week 10 contest
UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles host UAB on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-6 ATS mark against the 1-7 Blazers in NCAAF action at MM Roberts Stadium.
The Golden Eagles currently sports a record of 0-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6 ATS. The Blazers are 1-7 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles post a 6-2 over under record this season, while the Blazers have gone 5-2 against the number.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 4.5 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Golden Eagles sit at No. 105 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Blazers are at No. 91 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Blazers will win this game 24-11.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Miss's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 19.2 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 115 this week at 38.1 PPG. The Golden Eagles aerial game is averaging 151.6 yards per game, less than the Blazers secondary allows through the air, 275.4 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Blazers own the league's No. 69-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 179.2 yards per game when on the road. Southern Miss, on the other hand, rates No. 56 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for UAB, they were a 55-45 loser as they battled Tulane on the road. UAB failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 100 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Austin Brown's 409-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Tulane earned a 55-45 win over UAB on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Southern Miss was a 44-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. Tracy Lampley hauled in 4 passes for 101 yards against the Rice defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 44-17 loss against the Owls on Saturday.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Blazers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games when playing Southern Miss
UAB is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
UAB is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Southern Miss
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UAB
Southern Miss is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing UAB
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 7 games when playing UAB
UAB home to Marshall, Saturday, November 10
Southern Miss at Southern Methodist, Saturday, November 10