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Blazers visit Golden Panthers in Week 7 battle

UAB BlazersFlorida International Golden Panthers
1-4October 12, 2013, 07:30 | FIU Stadium1-4

The Blazers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Golden Panthers in Florida International at FIU Stadium on Saturday in Week 7 action.

The Golden Panthers currently sports a record of 1-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-4 ATS. The Blazers are 1-4 and 2-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Panthers post a 3-2 over under record this season, while the Blazers have gone 5-0 against the number.

View UAB Blazers vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 118 (Golden Panthers) and the No. 112 (Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 17--2 result in favor of the Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

In their last action, UAB was a 37-23 loser at home against Florida Atlantic. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (60) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Silas Spearman ran through the Southern Miss defense for 136 yards in Florida International's last game, handing the Golden Eagles a 24-23 setback on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida International's No. 123-ranked offense (9.4 PPG) against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 120 at 41.4 PPG. The Golden Panthers passing attack has averaged 117.2 yards per game, less than the Blazers give up through the air (287.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Blazers own the league's No. 68-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 177.33 yards per game when on the road. Florida International, on the other hand, rates No. 123 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Blazers at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
UAB is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
UAB is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 5 games

Next up:
UAB at UTSA, Saturday, October 26th
Florida International at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, October 26th