Week 5 odds - Golden Hurricane vs. Blazers
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UAB Blazers Odds
The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between UAB and Tulsa on Saturday, with the host Blazers trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.
The Blazers are 0-3 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 3-1 and 2-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen UAB go 2-1 and the Golden Hurricane go 1-2 on the totals.
Betting Line: The Blazers were listed as 17-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blazers rated this week at No. 81 and the Golden Hurricane sitting at No. 104. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 47-7 result in favor of the Golden Hurricane this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 118-ranked offense (16.7 PPG) against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 54 at 22.5 PPG. The Blazers passing attack has averaged 274.7 yards per game, more than the Golden Hurricane give up through the air (207.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 55-rated road run defense, allowing 160 yards per game. UAB, meanwhile, ranks No. 97 in rushing offense at home.
Tulsa was a 27-26 winner in its last match at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 53 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Bulldogs in their last game, winning 27-26 at Chapman Stadium.
UAB was a 29-15 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio State. They covered the 35.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (44) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Blazers were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 29-15 score against Ohio State.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 9-1
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Golden Hurricane at Blazers trends to consider:
Tulsa is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tulsa's last 13 games on the road
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games at home
UAB is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
UAB is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tulsa at Marshall, Saturday, October 6
UAB home to Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, October 6