UTSA Vs. UAB: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The No. 15 UTSA Roadrunners (10-0, 6-0 C-USA), who have college football’s seventh-ranked rush defense, play the UAB Blazers (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) and their 19th-ranked rushing defense. The Roadrunners, listed at -4 on the spread, take to their home field on November 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET against the Blazers, +149 on the moneyline to win. A point total of 54 points has been set for the contest.

Before placing a bet on this game, check out this article where we surface the best available odds and dig into everything you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, stats, trends and more.

The insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of November 20, 2021 at 2:05 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

UTSA Vs. UAB Betting Odds

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UTSA Offense Vs. UAB Defense

Roadrunners Offense Stats (Rank) Blazers Defense
38.6 (11) Points/Gm 21.5 (33)
446.1 (23) Yards/Gm 321.1 (22)
256.9 (38) Pass Yards/Gm 210.3 (44)
189.2 (35) Rush Yards/Gm 110.8 (19)
8.2 (39) Yards/Pass 6.8 (32)
4.6 (50) Yards/Rush 3.2 (12)
46.2% (20) 3rd Down % 35.0% (30)
8 (33) Turnovers 11 (34)
5 (30) Sacks 11 (34)

UAB Offense Vs. UTSA Defense

UAB Offense Stats (Rank) UTSA Defense
28.0 (67) Points/Gm 19.0 (14)
380.2 (78) Yards/Gm 323.2 (26)
213.2 (80) Pass Yards/Gm 233.2 (75)
167.0 (61) Rush Yards/Gm 90.0 (7)
9.7 (4) Yards/Pass 7.8 (94)
4.3 (62) Yards/Rush 2.7 (5)
38.6% (74) 3rd Down % 34.5% (27)
11 (77) Turnovers 13 (15)
7 (52) Sacks 9 (54)

When UTSA Has The Ball

  • The Roadrunners average 4.6 yards per carry (50th in college football) compared to the 3.2 per attempt the Blazers allow (12th in the FBS).
  • UTSA has the 11th-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 38.6 points per game. UAB’s defense is 33rd, giving up 21.5 points per contest.
  • The Roadrunners’ 189.2 rushing yards per game is good for 35th in the FBS. The Blazers’ defense gives up 110.8 on the ground (19th in college football).
  • UTSA is 20th in the FBS in third-down percentage (46.2%) and will be facing the 30th-ranked UAB defense in that category (35.0%).

When UAB Has The Ball

  • The Blazers rank fourth in the FBS at 9.7 yards per pass attempt. The Roadrunners give up 7.8 yards per passing play (94th in college football).
  • UAB ranks 77th in college football, committing 11 turnovers this season, while UTSA is 15th with 13 turnovers forced.
  • The Blazers average 4.3 yards per carry (62nd in college football) compared to the 2.7 per attempt the Roadrunners allow (fifth in the FBS).
  • UAB’s 167.0 rushing yards per game is good for 61st in the FBS. UTSA’s defense allows 90.0 on the ground (seventh in college football).
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UTSA Betting Trends And Insights

  • UTSA is 8-2-0 ATS this season.
  • The Roadrunners have been favored by 4 points or more seven times this season, and covered the spread in five of those games.
  • UTSA and its opponents have combined to go over the point total four out of 10 times this season.
  • UTSA’s 10 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 54 points six times.
  • The Roadrunners have won all six of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season.

UAB Betting Trends And Insights

  • UAB is 6-3-0 ATS this year.
  • The Blazers have covered the spread once when an underdog by 4 points or more this year (in two opportunities).
  • In UAB’s nine chances this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total three times.
  • UAB’s games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 54 points in three of nine outings.
  • This season, the Blazers have won two out of the three games in which they’ve been the underdog.

UTSA Players To Watch

  • Frank Harris leads the team with 2,305 passing yards (230.5 yards per game) and has a 66.5% completion percentage this year (189-of-284) while throwing 20 touchdowns with five interceptions. He also has 400 rushing yards on 70 carries with four touchdowns, averaging 40.0 yards per game.
  • Sincere McCormick has churned out a team-best 1,150 rushing yards (115.0 per game) and 11 touchdowns.
  • Zakhari Franklin has 57 catches, leading his team with 745 yards (82.8 ypg) while hauling in eight touchdowns this season.
  • Joshua Cephus has hauled in 60 catches for 687 yards (68.7 yards per game) and six touchdowns.
  • This season De’Corian Clark is averaging 53.9 yards per game, with 33 catches for 485 yards and five touchdowns.

UAB Players To Watch

  • This year, Dylan Hopkins has racked up 1,723 passing yards (172.3 yards per game) while going 106-for-170 (62.4% completion percentage) and throwing 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.
  • DeWayne McBride has taken 146 carries for a team-leading 942 rushing yards (94.2 yards per game) while scoring 10 touchdowns.
  • Jermaine Brown Jr. has rushed for 459 yards on 94 carries (45.9 yards per game), with four touchdowns on the ground this year. He also has 19 catches for 169 yards (16.9 per game).
  • Gerrit Prince has hauled in 26 passes for a team-high 571 yards while scoring seven touchdowns. He averages 57.1 yards per game.
  • Trea Shropshire has chipped in with 528 yards on 20 catches and four touchdowns. He puts up 58.7 receiving yards per game this year.
  • This season RaJae’ Johnson is averaging 38.1 yards per game, with 15 catches for 343 yards and one touchdown.

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