UAB vs Jacksonville State Picks and Predictions for College Football Week 1 (Wednesday, Sept. 1)
UAB vs Jacksonville State Picks and Predictions for this Wednesday, September 1 College Football Week 1 Game at 7:30pm ET in Montgomery, AL
College Football Odds:
This College Football Week 1 game between the UAB Blazers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks is set to kickoff on a neutral site this Wednesday, September 1st at 7:30pm et at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.
The latest College Football odds have UAB as a 14.5 point favorite and the over/under at 47.5 total points.
UAB comes into this came as 2020 Conference USA Champions, but now with a lot of question marks on offense due to them losing their top running back and wide receivers from last season. The Blazers are still one of the favorites to win the Conference USA at +300.
In their 6-3 2020 season, UAB scored an average of 26.4 points per game and their defense gave up an average of 19.8 points per game. The good news is that they lost only a few starters from that 2020 defense.
You’ll see Quarterback Bryson Lucero get the start for this matchup. In his 5 games last season, he went 3-2 overall, completing just 54% of his passes and throwing for only 7 touchdowns with 8 interceptions.
UAB is 5-0 straight up in their last 5 games played in week 1 and the total has gone over in 4 of the Blazers last 6 games when playing as the favorite.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks:
Jacksonville State comes into this game returning most of their staters including former Clemson backup Quarterback Zerrick Cooper. Cooper started in all four fall games in 2020 before he then suffered that season-ending injury against FIU.
In those four games, he completed 67% of his passes for 671 yards. Uriah West and Josh Samuel will be back and split the running back carries again.
The Gamecocks are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games when playing as the underdog and the under is 7-1 in Jacksonville States last 8 non-conference games.
Illinois at home last season, scored an average of just 19.7 points per game and their defense gave up an average of 35.7 points per game, which is the perfect recipe for losing.
Brandon Peters returns for his fifth college football season and this week named the starting quarterback. In the backfield, running back Chase Brown who was 3rd team All-Big Ten last season will return for another season. He’s going to play a huge factor in the success of this team. Look for Brown to put up a touchdown or two in this one.
The Illini are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games played in August and Illinois is 2-8 straight up in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
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In this Wednesday Night College Football game between UAB vs Jacksonville State, we’re taking the over 46.5 total points and laying the -130 price.
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