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    The UAB Blazers (2-1) are in action on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET versus the Rice Owls (2-1) at Rice Stadium.

    The Blazers are expected to win by at least two scores (currently -10) versus the Owls. The over/under for this matchup is 51.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for UAB vs. Rice

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Rice Stadium
    Blazers vs Owls Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Blazers -10 -112 -109 51.5 -110 -110 -382 +292

    UAB Betting Insights

    • Rice is 3-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 10-point underdogs this season, Rice is 2-1 against the spread.
    • Each of Rice’s four game with a set total have hit the over.

    UAB Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, UAB ranks 67th in the FBS with 415.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 53rd in total defense (347.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, UAB has been a top-25 unit, ranking 17th-best by giving up just 14.0 points per game. The offense ranks 48th (36.0 points per game).
    • While UAB’s pass defense ranks 30th with 181.0 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been less successful, ranking 16th-worst (162.0 passing yards per game).
    • Offensively, UAB has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking seventh-best in the FBS by totaling 253.3 per game. The Blazers rank 97th on defense (166.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Offensively, UAB ranks 82nd in the FBS with a 37.5% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 63rd in third-down conversion rate allowed (166.7).
    • UAB has forced eight total turnovers (14th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (61st in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +3, the 24th-best in college football.

    UAB’s Best Players

    • Dylan Hopkins has thrown for 430 yards (143.3 ypg) to lead UAB, completing 67.3% of his passes and recording two touchdown passes this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Dewayne McBride, has carried the ball 48 times for 400 yards (133.3 per game), scoring five times.
    • Jermaine Brown Jr. has been handed the ball 38 times this year and racked up 247 yards (82.3 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Tejhaun Palmer’s team-leading 110 yards as a receiver have come on eight receptions (out of 14 targets).
    • TJ Jones has put together a 91-yard season so far, reeling in 10 passes on 12 targets.
    • Trea Shropshire has compiled one catch for 56 yards, an average of 18.7 yards per game..
    • Kyle Harrell has 1.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has .
    • UAB’s tackle leader, Noah Wilder, has 14 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
    • Jaylen Key leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting eight tackles and two passes defended.

    Rice Betting Insights

    • Rice is 3-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • Rice is 2-1 against the spread when an underdog by 10 points or more this year.
    • In Rice’s four games with a set total, the two teams combined to hit the over.

    Rice Stats & Insights

    • Rice is compiling 405.3 total yards per game on offense this season (75th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 325.3 total yards per contest (38th-ranked).
    • Rice is generating 33.0 points per contest on offense this season (63rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 32.3 points per contest (104th-ranked) on defense.
    • In terms of passing, Rice ranks 78th in the FBS (238.3 passing yards per game) and 26th on the other side of the ball (178.3 passing yards allowed per game).
    • From an offensive perspective, Rice is compiling 167.0 rushing yards per contest (64th-ranked). It ranks 75th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (147.0 rushing yards surrendered per game).
    • Rice’s third-down defense ranks 41st in the FBS with a 32.1% third-down conversion rate given up, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks ninth-best by generating a 54.3% third-down rate.
    • After forcing six turnovers (41st in the FBS) and turning the ball over seven times (91st in the FBS) this season, Rice sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -1.

    Rice’s Best Players

    • TJ McMahon has racked up 976 yards on 63.9% passing while recording eight touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season.
    • Ari Broussard is his team’s leading rusher with 60 carries for 160 yards, or 40.0 per game. He’s found the end zone six times on the ground, as well.
    • Cameron Montgomery has piled up 19 carries and totaled 152 yards.
    • Luke McCaffrey has hauled in 323 receiving yards on 26 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Bradley Rozner has caught 13 passes and compiled 278 receiving yards (69.5 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Esdale has racked up 219 reciving yards (54.8 ypg) this season.
    • Ikenna Enechukwu leads the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL and seven tackles.
    • Chris Conti, Rice’s tackle leader, has 18 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
    • George Nyakwol has a team-leading one interception to go along with 10 tackles and one pass defended.
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