UAB vs Miami pick against the spread and predictions
This week college football presents a full schedule and it all starts on Thursday night. The fun begins on Thursday with the University of Miami Hurricanes taking on the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers. A week ago our picks went undefeated so of course, we had to offer up a UAB vs Miami pick against the spread. The college football betting odds are taking heavy action on this prime-time game and that is where we start.
Back up the betting line
Miami is a double-digit favorite in this game. The Canes opened up as (-16) favorites, but that number is dropping. The betting odds reveal that the line is as low as (-13.5) dropping below two touchdowns leading up to kickoff. This move is interesting considering that over 60% of the bets are on the Canes according to the sportsbooks.
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New QB, new look
The Hurricanes bring in transfer quarterback D’Eriq King to work under new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. This is an attempt to boast an offense that as pathetic a season ago. When healthy King put up big numbers as he passed for 50 touchdowns while setting records. This offense will be improved this year, but it will take some time to click up against real action.
Blazers bring the rush game
The Blazers can run the football led by the experienced Spencer Brown. The Hurricanes defensive front line is tough, but they will be without defensive end Gregory Rousseau who opted out of the season. UAB will have the advantage of playing last week and although they played Central Arkansas it will help this team be ready for this game.
UAB vs Miami pick against the spread
The UAB defense looked vulnerable last week, but they were getting their game legs. They also had one eye looking ahead to this big matchup on national television. The Canes have been a betting nightmare of late posting a 1-4 against the spread record (ATS) as a favorite and in the last five Thursday night games. The Blazers are 6-1 ATS following a game where they failed to cover. UAB will keep this close early in the game. The Canes will pull away for the victory but the best bet is the Blazers.