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Blazers vs Owls Betting Preview

Florida Atlantic OwlsUAB Blazers
1-4October 05, 2013, 03:00 | Legion Field1-3


The Blazers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Owls at Legion Field in Week 6 action.

The Blazers sit at 1-3 (2-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Owls are currently 1-4 (4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UAB is 4-0 OU, and Florida Atlantic is 1-4 OU.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Blazers here saw them open at 5Dimes as -7-point favorites in this college football clash.

The Blazers sit at No. 112 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Owls are at No. 78 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Owls will win this game 20-17.

In their last action, Florida Atlantic was a 18-14 loser on the road against Rice. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (32) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Owls suffered a Week 5 loss against Rice in their last game, falling 18-14 at Rice Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 64-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 75 at 27 PPG. The Blazers passing attack has averaged 223.25 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (150.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 64-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 178.67 yards per game when on the road. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 36 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Owls at Blazers trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
UAB is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 5 games
UAB is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Marshall, Saturday, October 12th
UAB at Florida International, Saturday, October 12th