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Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 10/12/2019 NCAAF Betting Spread

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Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 10-12-2019 NCAAF Betting Spread

Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners – The Alabama-Birmingham Blazers (UAB) face the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (UTSA) as on overwhelming favorites based on a sportsbook. UAB strung up three straight wins before falling to Western Kentucky. They bounced back with a big win over the University of Rice Owls. The Blazers are riding on this momentum which is bad news for the Roadrunners. UTSA is also coming off a big win over the UTEP Miners. However, the Roadrunners’ offense leaves a lot to be desired. They do have a respectable ground game but may need more than that to overcome the Blazers. Top sportsbooks see the Blazers winning this can covering the spread 36-7.

Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
TV: ESPN+
Stream: ESPN+

Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Blazers -10 (-115) 44.5 o (-110) -361
Roadrunners +10 (-105) 44.5 u (-110) +319
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Alabama-Birmingham Blazers

The Blazers boast of one of the best defenses in the nation which will be bad news for the Roadrunners. Paired with a decent offense where they sit 8th in the conference, things are looking good for UAB. This depends on how Tyler Johnson III performs. The Blazers quarterback went 14/25 with 282 yards against the Rice Owls and completed three touchdowns. Also expected to do his part is Lucious Stanley. He led the team on the ground last time out and is expected to continue that against UTSA. Their rush game is another thing to consider. They have only allowed opponents an average of 2.9 yards per game, something UTSA will have to deal with.  

Players to watch: Tyler Johnson III QB 77 CMP 126 ATT 1,209 YDS 61.1 CMP% 9.6 AVG 76  LNG 11 TD 8 INT; Spencer Brown RB 79 ATT 262 YDS 3.3 AVG 22 LNG; Lucious Stanley RB 25 ATT 129 YDS 5.2 AVG 25 LNG; Austin Watkins WR 0 REC 367 YDS  18.4 AVG 40 LNG; Kendall Parham WR 12 REC 354 YDS 29.5  AVG 67 LNG

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners

The good news for UTSA is that they are coming off a big win against the UTEP Miners. Despite the momentum, the Roadrunners need to do more to pull off a win. Sincere McCormick was instrumental in their ground game last time out. He is expected to try and replicate that feat against the Blazers. On offense, Lowell Narcisse needs to do his thing as well. He went 6/14 against the Miners with 46 yards through the air along with 1 TD. Considering they are not so good in terms of scoring, all eyes will be on their ground game. They average 197.2 rushing yards per game. UTSA could also turn to their pass defense as well, considered one of the top units in Division 1.

Players to watch: Frank Harris QB  66 CMP 91 ATT 486 YDS 72.5  CMP% 5.3 AVG 37 LNG 3 TD 2 INT;  Sincere McCormick RB 67 ATT 439 YDS 6.6 AVG 54 LNG; Lowell Narcisse RB 41 ATT 240 YDS 5.9 AVG 42 LNG; Carlos Strickland II TE 13 REC 88 YDS 6.8 AVG 19 LNG; Blaze Moorhead WR 13 REC 84 YDS 6.5 AVG 18 LNG

Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Betting Numbers

Trends

Blazers

Alabama-Birmingham is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Alabama-Birmingham is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Alabama-Birmingham’s last 14 games on the road

Roadrunners

Texas-San Antonio is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games
Texas-San Antonio is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas-San Antonio’s last 7 games
Texas-San Antonio is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Texas-San Antonio is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas-San Antonio’s last 5 games at home

Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Betting Picks

Live sports betting sites have chosen the Alabama-Birmingham as the winner. The team is predicted to win with a 33.0-5.8 score, covering the spread and total going under.