Game Time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 6, 2021
Venue: Protective Stadium, Birmingham, AL
Where to Watch: CBS Sports
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: LT +13.5, UAB -13.5; Over/Under: 49 points
Bet365: Point Spread: LT +13, UAB -13; Over/Under: 49.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: LT +13.5, UAB -13.5; Over/Under: 49.5 points
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: 2-6 (5th place, C-USA West)
UAB Blazers: 5-3 (3rd place, C-USA West)
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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UAB Blazers Preview and Analysis
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: lost on the road on Oct. 30 against the Old Dominion Monarchs 23-20.
UAB Blazers: lost at home on Oct. 23 against the Rice Owls 30-24.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Analysis
LT is coming into this game with a 2-6 record overall and they are 0-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 5th conference matchup this year and they are currently 1-3 in their conference games this season. They have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are coming into this one on a 4 game losing streak after losing in their last game against ODU. Austin Kendall played alright in that game as he completed 22/36 passes for 253 yards and 1 touchdown. Marcus Williams Jr. led the team in rushing with 42 yards and 1 touchdown on 15 carries. Smoke Harris led the receivers with 63 yards on 7 receptions while Jerrod Means was right behind with 60 yards on 2 receptions. Isaiah Graham caught the touchdown pass for them in that one. Kody Fulp came away with the only interception for them in that game. They have scored 206 points in their 8 games this season averaging 25.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 254 points against them allowing 31.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 385.3 YPG while their defense is allowing 432.6 YPG.
UAB Blazers Analysis
UAB is coming into this game with a 5-3 record overall and they are 1-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 5th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 3-1 in their conference games this season. They have won 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game against Rice which snapped a 2 game winning streak that they were on. Dylan Hopkins was alright but he also struggled a bit in their last game as he completed 19/31 passes for 318 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. DeWayne McBride led the team in rushing with 95 yards and 2 touchdowns on 8 carries. Gerrit Prince had a nice day as he led the receivers with 114 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions while Trea Shropshire had 81 yards on 4 receptions. Noah Wilder led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 7 assisted ones. Dy'jonn Turner, Tyree Turner, Devodric Bynum, Justin Thomas, and Fish McWilliams all had 1 sack in that game while no one on the defense came away with an interception in that one for them. They have scored 207 points in their 8 games this season averaging 25.9 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 163 points against them allowing 20.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 374.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 324.3 YPG.
Louisiana Tech vs UAB Prediction
UAB is coming into this game as a 13.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. UAB just lost to Rice in their last game going into their bye week and they have now had an extra week to sit on that loss and prepare for this game. LT has not been playing well at all coming into this game and it is a bad spot for them as it is going to be a get right game for UAB to bounce back. The best bet to place in this game is on UAB to cover the spread here as this is going to be a big blowout win as they look to get back to their winning ways.
Louisiana Tech UAB Prediction: Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 6, 2021 (12:00 pm ET start time) is UAB 42 LT 20.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: 21-14 O/U as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points. 119-99 O/U in all games. 57-54 O/U as an underdog. 74-63 O/U against conference opponents. 74-59 O/U after playing a conference game.
UAB Blazers: 20-18 ATS as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points. 126-117 ATS in all games. 57-48 ATS in home games. 78-74 ATS against conference opponents. 60-44 ATS in games played on turf.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: L. Anthony (QB) Out Indefinitely - Ankle injury.
UAB Blazers: None.
“We’ve seen flashes of brilliance that gives us all hope. There’s excitement, energy, and enthusiasm about this team. But, we’ve also seen sloppy play. To put it all together, seems like we talked about it, the biggest challenge is with this team is getting everyone pulling the rope in the same direction with the number of transfers that are on the team. We’re learning a lot about ourselves as we go through this.” - Skip Holtz on his team’s progress this season.
“We have the bad taste in our mouth from last year still. We’ve got a bad taste in our mouth from last week. I mean last year it hurt losing the way that we lost. We definitely felt like we should have won the game so I know my teammates are going to give their best. We are expecting their best.” - Gerrit Prince on the team’s mindset coming into this game.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
WR Harris, Tre
WR Graham, Isaiah
WR Harris, Smoke
WR Hebert, Griffin
QB Kendall, Austin
RB Williams Jr., Marcus
WR Rudolph, Samario
WR Shropshire, Trea
WR Davis, Ryan
TE Pittman, Hayden
QB Hopkins, Dylan
RB Brown Jr., Jermaine
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Passing: A. Kendall (1874)
Rushing: M. Williams Jr. (467)
Receiving: S. Harris (455)
Touchdowns: A. Kendall (3)
Passing: D. Hopkins (1291)
Rushing: D. McBride (624)
Receiving: G. Prince (471)
Touchdowns: G. Prince (7)
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: Skip Holtz (9th season)
UAB Blazers: Bill Clark (6th season)