Roadrunners vs Blazers Betting Preview

UAB Blazers UTSA Roadrunners
2-4 October 26, 2013, 03:33 | Alamodome 2-5



The visiting Blazers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Alamodome against the Roadrunners.

The Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Roadrunners are 3-3-1 ATS. UAB is 5-1 against the total, while UTSA is 2-5 versus the number.

View UAB Blazers vs UTSA Roadrunners Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Roadrunners as -3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 93-rated Roadrunners and the No. 112-rated Blazers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 20-18 win for the Blazers on Saturday.

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In their last action, UAB was a 27-24 winner on the road against Florida International. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jordan Howard tore up the turf for 159 rushing yards in the latest Blazers game, a 27-24 win over the Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium. The Roadrunners suffered a Week 7 loss against Rice in their last game, falling 27-21 at Alamodome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UTSA's No. 97-ranked offense, averaging 22.86 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 117 this week at 38.5 PPG. The Roadrunners aerial game is averaging 254.14 yards per game, less than the Blazers secondary allows through the air, 290.17 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Blazers own the league's No. 50-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 157.5 yards per game when on the road. UTSA, on the other hand, rates No. 72 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Blazers at Roadrunners trends to consider:
UAB is 3-11-1 SU in its last 15 games
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games on the road
UTSA is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
UTSA is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
UAB at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, November 2nd
UTSA at Tulsa, Saturday, November 2nd
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