October 17, 2020, 1:51 am
Article by Devin Ellington (@daellie007 on Twitter)
WKU at UAB (-13.5)
The Blazers (of UAB) are protecting a 20-plus game home winning streak. Bryson Lucero has made three straight starts after Tyler Johnston III went down. He is looking to bounce back after a 3 TD/3 INT performance in a win versus UTSA. There are a ton of unanswered – and unasked – questions for the Hilltoppers at the QB position as they come into this game with the 73rd ranked offense out of 76 teams (289.8 ypg).
UAB has a lot of depth as well as returning starters in the front seven. The RB group for UAB is four deep and on the other side WKU hasn’t had a single 100 yard rusher..on the SEASON. UANs’ o-line has only given up 2 sacks up year and has been the driving force for Spencer Brown to be the 4th leading rusher in the nation. WKU has allowed 8 sacks even though they have the most experienced offensive line in the C-USA. After two bye weeks(COVID)..I am looking for the Blazers offensive line and run game to be in perfect harmony. The line opened at UAB-12 but my number was 16.
Bet: UAB (-13.5)
Army (-8) at UTSA
Guess how many points the Golden Knights scored against The Citadel….14. 14 points. That’s not a lot..at all.
My gut and my eyes are providing me with my insight for this matchup. I SAW the Roadrunners perform very well against a nationally ranked team in BYU and hold them to their lowest point total as a team for the season. I SAW Army muster only 14 points versus The Citadel. My gut says that the Roadrunners will offer a vast amount of resistance in this game. UTSA was the best team defensively that BYU has gone up against and UTSA was up for that job. They were also uber-competitive vs UAB. I SAW the total drop and that made me realize that the market SAW what these two defenses really were. Expect low points and expect UTSA to cover. I am trusting my gut like my Pops has told me to do before. Let’s go Roadrunners, they are getting 8 points but I locked them in at first look.
Bet: UTSA (+7)
UNT at MTSU (-6)
First, I will start by saying the Blue Raiders are potentially going to be down two offensive line starters. Next, one team is allowing 51 ppg and the other is allowing 11.5.
This is gonna be short. The MTSU QB has a 62.98% completion percentage. Their offense also scores on 85% of their redzone trips (UNT gives up 94% rz scoring). MTSU has 27 tackles for loss and UNT will probably allow them to have at least five in this game, if not five sacks alone.
Bet: MTSU (-6)