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Blazers visit Pirates in Week 4 NCAAF clash

UAB BlazersEast Carolina Pirates
Sep 24, 3:30 PM | Grass of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

UAB Blazers vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will feature Pirates vs. Blazers on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 4 action.

The Pirates are 0-2 so far on the season, and 2-0 ATS vs. the number. The Blazers, meanwhile, are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen East Carolina go 1-1 and the Blazers go 1-1 on the totals.

View UAB vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Blazers in this one found them as 10-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Pirates, currently No. 117 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Blazers, who rate No. 62 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 14--12 victory for the Pirates.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 83-ranked offense (23.5 PPG) against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 118 at 44 PPG. The Pirates passing attack has averaged 193.5 yards per game, less than the Blazers give up through the air (245 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Blazers feature the league's No. 97-rated road run defense, allowing 300 yards per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 113 in rushing offense at home.

UAB was a 49-10 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 12–point spread as favorites, while the total score (59) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for East Carolina, they were a 17-10 loser as they battled Virginia Tech at home. East Carolina covered in the match as a 17-point underdog, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Blazers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games when playing East Carolina
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 7 of East Carolina's last 8 games
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing UAB
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UAB
East Carolina is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
UAB at Troy, Saturday, October 1
East Carolina home to North Carolina, Saturday, October 1

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