Green Wave Blazers Betting Preview for Week 9
UAB Blazers vs Tulane Green Wave Odds
The Blazers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Green Wave in Tulane at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday in Week 9 action.
The Green Wave are 1-6 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Blazers, meanwhile, are 1-6 and 3-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Tulane go 2-5 and the Blazers go 4-2 on the totals.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Blazers listed as 5-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Green Wave - Blazers odds would favor the Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Tulane is rated No. 118 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Blazers sit at No. 77. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 21-4 win for the Blazers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulane's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 13.1 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 108 this week at 35.7 PPG. The Green Wave aerial game is averaging 223.9 yards per game, less than the Blazers secondary allows through the air, 248.1 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Blazers feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 188 yards per game. Tulane, meanwhile, ranks No. 124 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, UAB was a 42-35 loser at home against East Carolina. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (77) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, UAB's aerial attack generated 319 yards but it was the Pirates coming away with a 42-35 victory over UAB at Legion Field.
In their last action, Tulane was a 24-20 loser on the road against Texas El Paso. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Ryan Griffin led the way last time out for the Green Wave, connecting for 363 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 24-20 loss to the Green Wave at Sun Bowl.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Blazers at Green Wave trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games on the road
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UAB is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulane
UAB is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Tulane
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 7 games
Tulane is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing UAB
Tulane is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Tulane is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
UAB at Southern Miss, Saturday, November 3
Tulane home to Rice, Saturday, November 3