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NCAAF 2021 Betting Odds: Week 1’s Game Between UAB and Jacksonville State 09/01/2021 in Cramton Bowl
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
UAB and Jacksonville State 09/01/2021 – The UAB Blazers finished last year with a lot of promise and they hope to build on that this coming season. They will be heading on the road to battle the Jacksonville State Gamecocks for Week 1 this Wednesday, September 1. The kick-off happens at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be covered live on television and cable by ESPN. For those who prefer to watch via online live streaming, it will be made available through SofaScore. Even with the home field advantage, it is seen in NCAA Football betting lines that the Jacksonville State Gamecocks are the underdogs against the UAB Blazers.
UAB and Jacksonville State 09/01/2021
The UAB Blazers were able to finish last season with a 3-1 conference record while and 6-3 overall. They were crowned as champions in the Western Conference USA and will look to defend it this year. This team had a great start last year doing 4-1 and had a scare losing back-to-back after. The Blazers love to be in a high-scoring matchup as they averaged 28.4 points per game but they will be without rushing leader Spencer Brown this year. It will be up to Jermaine Brown and DeWayne McBride to carry the team and fill in the slack that Brown left. Running Backs Larry Wooden and Lucious Stanley are going to be the teams running backs.
Players to Watch: B. Lucero QB (CMP 79 ATT 146 YDS 969 CMP% 54.1 AVG 6.6 LNG 56 TD 7 INT 8 SACK 2 SYL -12 RTG 114.7), T. Johnston III QB (CMP 57 ATT 97 YDS 843 CMP% 58.8 AVG 8.7 LNG 71 TD 7 INT 1 SACK 2 SYL -12 RTG 153.5), D. McBride RB (ATT 47 YDS 439 AVG 9.3 LNG 75 TD 4), J. Brown Jr. RB (ATT 63 YDS 250 AVG 4 LNG 30 TD 1), A. Watkins Jr. WR (REC 34 YDS 468 AVG 13.8 LNG 56 TD 3).
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks were able to only get two wins last season and were second to the last team in the East Southeastern Conference. They are just above the winless Vanderbilt Commodores who finished at 0-9. With another year under his belt, quarterback Tyler Johnston is back on the roster. He was able to finish with 58.8 percent competition and had 843 yards along with seven touchdowns. Injuries have riddled this team with Dylan Hopkins and Johnston missing games. Last season, the team averaged 200 rushing yards while also getting 2013 passing yards per game.
Players to Watch: Z. Cooper QB (CMP 54 ATT 81 YDS 671 CMP% 66.7 AVG 8.3 LNG 41 TD 1 INT 1 SACK 6 SYL -31 RTG 137.9), Z. Webb QB (CMP 13 ATT 18 YDS 115 CMP% 72.2 AVG 6.4 LNG 21 TD 0 INT 0 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 125.9), J. Samuel RB (ATT 42 YDS 251 AVG 6 LNG 21 TD 2),U. West RB (ATT 49 YDS 198 AVG 4 LNG 33 TD 0), D. Russell III WR (REC 11 YDS 121 AVG 11 LNG 19 TD 0).
UAB and Jacksonville State Betting Numbers
Alabama-Birmingham are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Jacksonville State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
UAB and Jacksonville State Betting Picks
The UAB Blazers are hungry to win their third championship in four years and they will look to start out strong and send a signal to their future opponents. The best sportsbook has them as the favorites winning over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks by a wide margin and expect this game to go over.