Check out our free Eagles vs Blazers pick and preview for NCAAF week 3 game in Birmingham. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Eagles vs Blazers Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
The Eagles will play host to the Blazers at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL, with a kickoff scheduled for 3:30 PM ET. The game will be televised on STAD. The Blazers are the favorite to come away with the win, in this non-conference matchup. The over-under point total is currently set at 54.5.
Eagles vs Blazers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Georgia Southern Eagles at UAB Blazers
- Where: Birmingham at Protective Stadium
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- UAB -11.5, GAS +333 | UAB -474 O/U 54.5
The Georgia Southern Eagles travel to take on the UAB Blazers in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 2-0. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Sun Belt.
Last week, Georgia Southern beat Nebraska by a score of 45-42. Leading into the matchup, the Eagles were 23.0 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 87 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 62.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 575 yards, with 257 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 168th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Georgia Southern is ranked 165th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 318 yards through the air.
On offense, the Eagles are averaging 52.0 points per-game, good for 6th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 9, while throwing for 5. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 57th in yards per-game at 185.0. On average, they hand the ball off 31.0 times per contest. In the passing game, the Eagles will look to continue their strong play, as they are the 6th ranked team in pass yards per-game at, 388.0. So far, they are 2nd in pass attempts, at 51.0 per-game.
The UAB Blazers travel to take on the Georgia Southern Eagles in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Conference USA.
In their last matchup, UAB fell by a score of 21-14 to Liberty. Heading into the game, the Blazers were 6.0 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. With their 35 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 50.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 390 yards, with 188 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 123rd in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, UAB is ranked 60th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 202 yards through the air.
On offense, the Blazers are averaging 36.5 points per-game, good for 57th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 6, while throwing for 2. This season, Georgia Southern has been able to establish the run game, as they are averaging 236.0 yards per-game (21st), while handing the ball off an average of 39.5 times per-game. Heading into the game, the Blazers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 180.5 yards places them 139th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 183rd ranked team in attempts per contest (21.0).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Eagles have an ATS record of 1-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-0-0. Across their 5 previous road games, Georgia Southern has an ATS mark of 4-1-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3-0 while averaging 24.8 points per game.
In terms of betting, the Blazers have an ATS record of 0-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-1-0. Across their last 5 home contests, UAB has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1-0. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1-0, while averaging 41.6 points per game.
Eagles vs Blazers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Southern Eagles 11.5
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