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    The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-2) will visit the UAB Blazers (2-2) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Blue Raiders are expected to lose (currently +9.5) versus the Blazers (with an over/under of 53 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for UAB vs. Middle Tennessee

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: STADIUM
    • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    • Stadium: Protective Stadium
    Blazers vs Blue Raiders Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Blazers -9.5 -110 -112 53 -109 -112 -342 +264

    UAB Betting Insights

    • Middle Tennessee has gone 3-2-0 ATS this season.
    • Middle Tennessee is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 9.5-point underdogs.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Middle Tennessee’s five games with a set total.

    UAB Stats & Insights

    • UAB ranks 72nd in total offense this season (401.5 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 401.5 yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, UAB has been a top-25 unit, ranking 23rd-best by allowing only 17.5 points per game. The offense ranks 52nd (33.0 points per game).
    • While UAB ranks 21st-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 181.0 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story with the defense, which ranks 13th-best (161.8 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Offensively, UAB has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by compiling 220.5 per game. The Blazers rank 79th on defense (151.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • UAB is putting up a 43.5% third-down conversion rate offensively this year (48th in the FBS), and is allowing a 35.6% third-down percentage (54th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • UAB has forced nine total turnovers (28th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (46th in the FBS) for +3a turnover margin of +3, 34th-ranked in college football.

    UAB’s Best Players

    • Dylan Hopkins has 661 pass yards for UAB, completing 68.5% of his passes and throwing four touchdowns and one interception this season.
    • Dewayne McBride has carried the ball 75 times for a team-high 521 yards on the ground and has found the end zone six times as a runner.
    • This season, Jermaine Brown Jr. has carried the ball 43 times for 264 yards (66.0 per game) and two touchdowns, while also racking up 64 yards through the air.
    • Tejhaun Palmer’s team-high 192 yards as a receiver have come on 10 catches (out of 16 targets).
    • Trea Shropshire has hauled in five passes while averaging 30.3 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • TJ Jones has a total of 104 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 14 passes.
    • Kelle Sanders leads the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 1.0 TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Tyler Taylor, UAB’s leading tackler, has 26 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Jaylen Key has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 16 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    Middle Tennessee Betting Insights

    • Middle Tennessee’s ATS record is 3-2-0 this season.
    • Middle Tennessee is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 9.5-point underdogs.
    • Middle Tennessee has gone over in three of their five games with a set total (60%).

    Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • In terms of total yards, Middle Tennessee ranks 85th in the FBS (379.8 total yards per game) and 84th defensively (392.2 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Middle Tennessee is generating 33.0 points per contest on offense this season (52nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 29.0 points per contest (90th-ranked) on defense.
    • Middle Tennessee has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 12th-worst with 284.4 passing yards allowed per game. It has been more productive offensively, regstering 273.4 passing yards per contest (40th-ranked).
    • Middle Tennessee’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 106.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 30th with 107.8 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • With a 35.1% third-down conversion rate on offense, Middle Tennessee ranks 96th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 98th, allowing a 42.9% third-down rate.
    • Middle Tennessee has generated 12 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over five times, leading to a +7 turnover margin, which ranks ninth-best in the FBS.

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Chase Cunningham has racked up 1,374 yards on 68.2% passing while recording eight touchdown passes with three interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 75 yards with two scores.
    • The team’s top rusher, Frank Peasant, has carried the ball 66 times for 302 yards (60.4 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • Darius Bracy has racked up 22 carries and totaled 83 yards with one touchdown.
    • Jaylin Lane’s 410 receiving yards (82.0 yards per game) lead the team. He has 21 receptions on 31 targets with one touchdown.
    • Izaiah Gathings has collected 272 receiving yards (54.4 yards per game) on 33 receptions.
    • DJ England-Chisolm’s eight targets have resulted in five grabs for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Zaylin Wood leads the team with 4.0 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL, 13 tackles, and one interception.
    • Teldrick Ross is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 29 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
    • Decorian Patterson leads the team with four interceptions, while also collecting 16 tackles and five passes defended.
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