NCAAF

Miami-OH RedHawks vs UAB Blazers

Miami-OH
RedHawks
6 - 6
UAB
Blazers
6 - 6
December 16, 2022, 11:30 AM EST
 | Thomas Robinson Stadium

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Miami-OH
RedHawks
6 - 6
UAB
Blazers
6 - 6
December 16, 2022, 11:30 AM EST
 | Thomas Robinson Stadium
  • Two 6-6 teams will square off in the first bowl game of the season on December 16 when the UAB Blazers (6-6 SU, 4-8 ATS) take on the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-6, 5-7) in the HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl as large favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. The Blazers are led by the nation’s leading rusher, DeWayne McBride, who has totaled 1,713 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground and helped the OVER cash in each of their last four games.

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    Bahamas Bowl: Miami (Ohio) vs UAB Betting Preview
    • Date/Time: December 16, 11:30 a.m. ET
    • Stadium: Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
    • TV Coverage: ESPN
    • Sportsbook Bahamas Bowl Odds: UAB -7.5 | O/U 43.5
    • Miami vs UAB Betting Matchup Report

    Bahamas Bowl Sportsbook Odds

    UAB failed to cover the spread in six of seven games to close out the season and also lost four of six down the stretch after a 4-2 start. But the Blazers are still viewed by bettors as the far superior team, with the line moving up to -10 in early wagering action. The total is also up one point so far to 44.5, with UAB averaging 31.5 points in its last four that have all finished above the number.

    Meanwhile, Miami won three of its last four to become bowl-eligible, needing an 18-17 victory against the Ball State Cardinals on November 22 to earn this invitation. The RedHawks rallied back from a 17-6 deficit in the fourth quarter.

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    • Best Spread
      M-OH
      UAB
    • Best Moneyline
      M-OH
      UAB
    • Best Total
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      Under

    Latest Betting Notes: Miami

    The RedHawks finished fourth in the MAC’s East Division at 4-4 in conference play and will be appearing in a bowl game for the second consecutive year. Last season, they defeated the North Texas Mean Green 27-14 in the Frisco Football Classic, covering the spread easily as 2-point favorites.

    Miami is obviously in the underdog role this time around, though, and has gone 4-2 ATS in its last six as a dog, according to the Odds Shark NCAAF Database, winning three of those games SU as well. All six took place this year.

    Latest Betting Notes: UAB

    While the Blazers struggled a bit over the last month of the regular season, McBride did everything he could to carry them. He rushed for a school-record 272 yards on just 16 carries in the finale vs the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on November 26, as UAB became bowl-eligible for the seventh straight year.

    However, the Blazers did not cover the spread as 18-point favorites, and they are 1-3 ATS in their last four as double-digit chalk despite winning three of those games SU. With a run-heavy offense featuring two backs (Jermaine Brown Jr. is the second) who combined for 2,545 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns, UAB is built to get a lead and then control the clock against opponents.

    Keys To Victory: Miami

    The RedHawks share a somewhat recent opponent with the Blazers in the Mean Green, who lost 41-21 at UAB on November 12. Miami beat North Texas in a bowl a year ago as mentioned earlier, so the team is familiar with scouting Conference USA from that experience. That may make preparation a little easier for Miami and help the team cover.

    Keys To Victory: UAB

    Even though the Blazers did not fare well ATS as double-digit favorites this season, all six of their wins were decided by 10 points or more. In fact, five of the six were decided by at least two touchdowns, which might be the case again in this spot. UAB’s running game ranked fifth nationally behind only Air Force, Army, Ole Miss and UCLA, so this team should overpower its opponent on the ground and roll to another cover with a victory.

    Bahamas Bowl Computer Pick: UAB -11

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    Shark Bites
    • UAB is 1-3 ATS in its last 4 as a double-digit favorite.
    • Miami is 3-3 SU in its last 6 games as an underdog.
    • The OVER is 4-0 in UAB’s last 4 games.

Odds

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Opening
Current

vs11:30am ET
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+7.5
-110
+239
o43.5
-105
-7.5
-110
-319
u43.5
-105
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+10.5
-110
+314
o46.5
-110
-10.5
-110
-384
u46.5
-110

Edge Finder

20.25
Total Score
30.00
159.58
Passing Yards
206.27
142.58
Rushing Yards
228.36
31:05
Time on Field
32:03
63.17
Number of Plays
66.00
4.88
Yards Per Play
6.63
20.25
Total Score
30.00
5.50
First Quarter
9.55
6.25
Second Quarter
8.55
3.83
Third Quarter
5.45
4.67
Fourth Quarter
5.82
159.58
Passing Yards
206.27
26.00
Pass Attempts
25.36
14.08
Pass Completions
15.45
2.83
Sacks
1.55
17.75
Sack Yards
10.00
11.33
Yards Per Pass
13.35
142.58
Rushing Yards
228.36
37.17
Rush Attempts
40.64
3.84
Yards Per Rush
5.62
0.42
Interceptions
0.45
0.92
Fumbles
1.27
0.50
Fumbles Lost
0.82
0.92
Total Turnovers
1.27
5.50
Penalties
7.09
48.08
Penalty Yards
59.82
31:05
Time on Field
32:03
63.17
Number of Plays
66.00
4.88
Yards Per Play
6.63
5.92
Punts
3.36
41.88
Punt Average
45.05
47.83
Return Yards
75.00

Head To Head

M-OH
Stat Type UAB
0-0
Record
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0.00
Score
0.00
-
Rush Yds
-
-
Pass Attempts
-
-
Completion %
-
0.00
Passing Yds
0.00
0
Total Yds
0
-
Turnovers
-
M-OH
Stat Type UAB
0-0
Record
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0.00
Score
0.00
-
Rush Yds
-
-
Pass Attempts
-
-
Completion %
-
0.00
Passing Yds
0.00
0
Total Yds
0
-
Turnovers
-

Team Records

M-OH
Record UAB
6-6
All
6-6
3-2
Home
5-1
3-3
Away
1-5
0-1
Neutral Site
0-0
5-7
ATS
4-8
1-4
ATS Home
4-2
3-3
ATS Away
0-6
1-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-9
O/U
6-6
1-4
O/U Home
3-3
1-5
O/U Away
3-3
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
M-OH
Record UAB
4-4
All
4-4
2-2
Home
3-1
2-2
Away
1-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-5
ATS
2-6
1-3
ATS Home
2-2
2-2
ATS Away
0-4
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-6
O/U
5-3
1-3
O/U Home
3-1
1-3
O/U Away
2-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
M-OH
Record UAB
5-5
All
5-5
2-2
Home
4-1
3-2
Away
1-4
0-1
Neutral Site
0-0
5-5
ATS
3-7
1-3
ATS Home
3-2
3-2
ATS Away
0-5
1-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-7
O/U
6-4
1-3
O/U Home
3-2
1-4
O/U Away
3-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
10:30am Partly Cloudy
27ºC / 80ºF
70% Humidity
16% Precipitation
42% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type N/A
Field Image
Arrow Image 10
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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