(The Spread) – UAB is still searching for its first victory of the season but a win won’t come easy tonight when the Blazers host Central Florida at 8:00PM ET.
CENTRAL FLORIDA: The Knights come into tonight’s game with a 3-3 record overall and a 2-4 mark against the spread. The under has hit in five of their first six games as they currently sit behind Marshall, East Carolina and Southern Miss in the Conference USA East standings. Jeff Godfrey leads the team with eight total touchdowns and has compiled 1,118 passing yards this season.
UAB: With their 37-20 loss to Tulsa last Saturday the Blazers dropped to 0-6 on the season. One thing bettors might want to take notice of, however, is the fact that UAB has covered in four straight games. JaMarcus Nelson leads the team with two touchdowns while Bryan Ellis has a team-high 743 passing yards. The under has hit in five of the Blazers’ first six games in 2011.
ODDS: Oddsmakers currently list UAB as a 16.5-point home underdog against Central Florida for tonight’s 8:00PM ET kickoff. Of the 1,500-plus wagers on this contest, 66% of college football public bettors currently favor the Knights minus the points.
FREE PICK: Take the Blazers. According to latest college football trends, UAB is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games in October and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. They’re also 4-0 ATS in their last four games as an underdog and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win. The Knights, meanwhile, are just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games after accumulating more than 280 yards in their previous contest.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: UAB BLAZERS +16.5