Miami Redhawks Vs UAB Blazers Odds, Pick & Analysis - Bahamas Bowl Lines

Miami Redhawks Vs UAB Blazers Odds, Pick & Analysis – Bahamas Bowl Lines

The Miami Redhawks and UAB Blazers will compete in the Bahamas Bowl in 2022. After defeating Louisiana Tech 37-27 on November 26th to earn their sixth victory, UAB (6-6) qualified for a bowl game.

With their 19-18 victory over Ball State, Miami (OH) (6-6) also secured their sixth victory and a spot in the Bahamas Bowl on Tuesday. The Bahamas Bowl is the first bowl of the postseason, and it will air on ESPN on December 16th. It’s time to look at the upcoming Bahamas Bowl showdown between Miami(OH) and UAB, along with their College Football Bowl Lines.

Bahamas Bowl Odds and Betting Preview for Miami (OH) Redhawks versus UAB Blazers

Blazers Look to Send Coach Vincent out with a Win

UAB is participating in its fifth consecutive bowl game, excluding the COVID-19 season. Despite just hiring a new Head Coach in Trent Dilfer, the Blazers will be led by interim coach Bryant Vincent, who is also the team’s offensive coordinator and led the Blazers to a 6-6 record this year. 

With one of the most potent offenses in all of Division One college football, the UAB Blazers are averaging 30.6 points per game, ranking 54th in the nation. The rushing attack will be their biggest strength as they are averaging 243.3 yards on the ground (Sixth), led by DeWayne McBride, who has rushed for a whopping 1,713 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns. 

The biggest concern entering this matchup for the Blazers is their defense. The defensive unit for UAB ranks 88th in the nation as they concede 23.4 points per game and an ugly 170.6 rushing yards. 

Miami Hopes to Finish the Season with a Win

The Miami Redhawks enter this matchup making its 14th bowl appearance in program history at the Bahamas Bowl. Miami has now participated in a bowl game for three full seasons in a row. Miami had a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the Mid-American Conference heading into the Bahamas.

Miami has a balanced offensive strategy, with redshirt freshman quarterback Aveon Smith at the forefront. Smith’s ability to be a two-way threat is demonstrated by his team-high 503 rushing yards and six touchdowns, as well as his 1,137 passing yards and nine touchdowns.

With the aid of two conference standouts, Ryan McWood and Matthew Salopek, Miami is ranked first in the conference in both scoring defense (22.5 points per game) and rush defense (135.8 yards per game).

Betting Odds and Lines 

The UAB Blazers enter this contest as the 11.5-point spread favorites, according to MyBookie. In terms of the moneyline, the Blazers are -430 favorites, while the Miami Redhawks are +330 underdogs. When it comes to the O/U, MyBookie has listed the over/under at 44.5 points (-110). 

Betting Pick

With identical records, the UAB Blazers and the Miami Redhawks matchup will surely be entertaining as they kick off the college football bowl season.

UAB has one of the most potent offenses in the league, led by one of the most efficient running backs in the country in McBride. Miami, on the other hand, boasts a strong defense that could put a ton of pressure on UAB’s passing game. 

Miami’s offense is not strong whatsoever, as they average just 20.3 points per game. UAB has one of the more potent offenses, but Miami’s rushing defense ranked first in their conference. 11.5 points will be too much to cover in this one. Expect the Redhawks to keep this matchup close. 

Free Pick: Miami Redhawks +11.5 (-110)

 
 

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