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BYU vs. UAB – College Football – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The UAB Blazers are significant underdogs (+7) in this season’s Independence Bowl, where they will meet the BYU Cougars. The contest will kick off from Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 18, 2021, starting at 3:30 PM ET. The over/under is set at 54.5 in the contest.

BYU vs. UAB Predictions

BYU vs. UAB Odds

BYU vs UAB Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
BYU -7 -108 -112 54.5 -112 -109

BYU vs. UAB: Last 3 Games

  • BYU has one win against the spread, and is 3-0 overall, in its past three contests.
  • In BYU’s past three contests, it has gone over the total twice.
  • The Cougars and their opponents have combined to score an average of 59.3 points in their last three games, 4.8 more than the 54.5 over/under in this matchup.
  • UAB is unbeaten against the spread and 2-1 overall in its past three contests.
  • In UAB’s past three contests, it has hit the over twice.
  • The Blazers total over the last three games is 1.3 points fewer than the 54.5 over/under listed for this matchup.

BYU vs. UAB Betting Trends

  • BYU has covered the spread five times this season (5-7-0).
  • The Cougars have an ATS record of 2-4 when playing as at least 7-point favorites.
  • This season, BYU’s games have hit the over five times.
  • The Cougars have a 7-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 87.5% of those games).
  • BYU has yet to play a game with moneyline odds of or shorter.
  • The Cougars have a 0.0% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • UAB has put together an 8-3-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Blazers have yet to cover the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 7-point underdogs.
  • This season, UAB’s games have hit the over five times out of 11 chances.
  • The Blazers have won two of the four games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • UAB is 6-2 this season when entering a game as the underdog by or more on the moneyline.

BYU vs. UAB: Over/Under Trends

  • This season, five of BYU’s 12 games have gone over Saturday’s total of 54.5 points.
  • In UAB’s 11 games this season, four have finished with more combined scoring than Saturday’s total of 54.5.
  • The Cougars average 33.5 points per game against the Blazers’ 29.4, totaling 8.4 points over the game’s over/under of 54.5.
  • This matchup’s total is 7.4 fewer points than the 47.1 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2021.
  • This season, the average total for Cougars games is 57.2 points, 2.7 more than the over/under of 54.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 4.4 points separates this matchup’s over/under (54.5 points) and the average total points bet in Blazers’ games (50.1 points) this season.

BYU Players to Watch

  • Jaren Hall has thrown for 2,583 yards (215.3 ypg) to lead BYU, completing 63.9% of his passes and tossing 20 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 307 yards (25.6 ypg) on 62 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Tyler Allgeier’s team-high 1,404 rushing yards (117 per game) have come on 249 carries, with 20 touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on 26 catches for 187 yards (15.6 per game).
  • Puka Nacua’s team-high 796 receiving yards (66.3 yards per game) have come on 42 receptions with six touchdowns.
  • Gunner Romney has put together a 539-yard season so far (44.9 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns, hauling in 31 passes.
  • Neil Pau’u’s 46 grabs have netted him 526 yards (43.8 ypg) and six touchdowns.

UAB Players to Watch

  • Dylan Hopkins leads UAB with 2,085 passing yards (173.8 ypg) on 136-of-212 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
  • Dewayne McBride has carried the ball 177 times for a team-high 1,185 yards (98.8 per game), with 12 touchdowns this year.
  • This season Jermaine Brown Jr. has piled up 115 carries for 584 yards (48.7 per game) and seven touchdowns, while also catching 21 passes for 182 yards (15.2 per game).
  • Trea Shropshire’s 682 receiving yards (56.8 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 25 receptions and six touchdowns.
  • Gerrit Prince has put together a 656-yard season so far (54.7 receiving yards per game) with eight touchdowns, reeling in 32 passes.
  • Rajae’ Johnson-Sanders’ 23 catches have turned into 394 yards (32.8 ypg) and one touchdown.

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