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UAB vs BYU 12/18/21 - Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Picks & Predictions

BYU Cougars vs UAB Blazers Odds & Info

Game BYU Cougars vs UAB Blazers
Date & Time Saturday December 18, 2021, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
Independence Stadium Independence Stadium, Shreveport, USA
Latest odds
BYU -7 ; O/U 54.5
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The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl in Shreveport LA we welcome a matchup between the UAB Blazers and the BYU Cougars on Saturday. UAB Played well throughout the year finishing the season 8-4 overall after winning three of their last five games played including a 17 point victory against UTEP to close the year. Offensively UAB controlled the game running up 328 total yards to score 42 points including a 14-0 fourth quarter leading to the win. 

Quarterback Dylan Hopkins carried the UAB offense completing 15 of 20 passes for 108 yards and two scores. The UAB rushing attack what's the biggest weapon in the game for the Blazers totaling 220 yards and four scores on 41 carries as a team. DeWayne McBride Led the way with 99 yards and one score on 7 carries, while Jermaine Brown Jr. added 88 yards and three scores on 16 carries.

The BYU Cougars we're a top 25 team for most of the year finishing the year 10-2 overall ranked number 13 in the nation. The Cougars finished the season on a tear winning five straight games including a four point win against USC to close the season. The BYU offense was the biggest weapon of the season for the Cougars ranking 29th in the nation scoring 30.92 points per game.

Jaren Hall Has been the team leader for BYU all season completing 63.9% of his passes for 2583 yards in 20 scores, while running the ball 62 times for 307 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Tyler Allgeier has been the team's workhorse with 249 carries for 1414 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Alabama-Birmingham are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama-Birmingham's last 5 games.
  • Alabama-Birmingham are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
  • Brigham Young are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Brigham Young's last 15 games.

Free NCAAF Pick:

BYU Cougars -7

BYU is by far the better team in this matchup and probably feel dis respected being in such a lackluster bowl. Look for BYU to dominate this game taking advantage of the talent gap between themselves and UAB leading to an easy win and their 13th victory of the year. Final Score Prediction, BYU Cougars win and cover 35-14.

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