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Week 5 odds - Blazers vs. Commodores

UAB BlazersVanderbilt Commodores
1-2September 28, 2013, 07:30 | Vanderbilt Stadium2-2

Vanderbilt Stadium features a battle between the host Vanderbilt Commodores and the visiting UAB Blazers in betting action Saturday.

The Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Commodores are 1-3 ATS. UAB is 3-0 against the total, while Vanderbilt is 2-2 versus the number.

View UAB Blazers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

The Blazers were listed as 22-point Underdog on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 22-rated Commodores and the No. 111-rated Blazers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 38-23 win for the Commodores on Saturday.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 52-28 winner as they battled Northwestern State at home. UAB covered in the match as a 20.5-point favorite, while 80 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time out for the the Minutemen, they were scorched by Jonathan Krause for 105 receiving yards against the Commodores in a 24-7 loss at Gillette Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vanderbilt's No. 66-ranked offense (30.5 PPG) against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 118 at 39.33 PPG. The Commodores passing attack has averaged 240 yards per game, less than the Blazers give up through the air (268.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Blazers own the league's No. 46-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 159.5 yards per game when on the road. Vanderbilt, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Blazers at Commodores trends to consider:
UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UAB is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Vanderbilt is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games
Vanderbilt is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
UAB at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 5th
Vanderbilt at Missouri, Saturday, October 5th