UL Lafayette vs. UAB Prediction
On Friday night, the UAB Blazers will look to improve their season record to 5-1 when they take on UL Lafayette at 8:00 p.m. ET. That said, the Blazers have gone from 2-point favorites to 3-point home dogs. Will UAB pull off the small upset?
309 UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (-3) at 310 UAB Blazers (+3); o/u 50
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, October 23, 2020
UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Game Notes
Louisiana junior QB Levi Lewis completed 14-of-24 passes for 173 yards and a 1-1 ratio in a 30-27 loss to Coastal Carolina on Wednesday. Lewis (5'10/184) also rushed six times for 84 yards and one touchdown as Louisiana lost a well-fought battle against CCU. UL only converted four, third-downs while averaging 7.7 yards per carry on 240 rushing yards. The Ragin' Cajuns only managed to hold the ball for 21:49 as Coastal Carolina was able to slow the game down while converting nine-of-fifteen third-downs. Lewis' interception was an ill-advised sideline throw into double-coverage in Louisiana territory that led to a touchdown. The upset drops 21st ranked UL to 3-1 while the surging Chanticleers remain undefeated.
UAB Blazers Game Notes
UAB redshirt freshman QB Bryson Lucero completed 15-of-31 passes for 141 yards and a 1-1 ratio in a 37-14 victory over WKU on Saturday. Lucero (6'1/210) put forth another middling performance in relief of injured starter Tyler Johnston, but managed the game well enough to get the win. He didn't stretch the field much, as his longest completion on the day went for only 18 yards. He hit star wideout Austin Watkins on a 2-yard strike for his lone touchdown pass while leaning on the running game's 6.2 YPC. The 4-1 Blazers host SBC front-runner Louisiana next Saturday in an intriguing non-conference matchup.
UL Lafayette vs. UAB Betting Prediction
The Blazers are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 games played in October, are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games versus Sun Belt Conference opponents and are 18-7-1 at the betting window in their last 26 home games. UAB is also 26-9-1 at the betting window in its last 36 games as a home dog and has cashed in eight of its last 10 opportunities after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in its previous game. On the other side, the Ragin’ Cajuns are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are winless at the window in their last five games when favored and failed to cover in six of their last eight conference games as well.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 BETTING PREDICTION: UAB BLAZERS +3