Our UAB vs South Alabama totals pick for Thursday, September 24, 2020 brings together the Blazers from C-USA and the Jags from the Sun Belt Conference. The first week saw UAB beat Central Arkansas 45-35. In the second week, the University of Alabama – Birmingham, which is 0-1, lost to UAB 31-14. In their initial game, the Jaguars took down Southern Mississippi 32-21. In the second week, South Alabama played Tulane. In what was a close game, the Green Wave beat the Jaguars 27-24.
This contest offers an over/under of 47.5. The under is at -108 while the over is at -102. The game, which kicks off at 7:30 pm ET, will be played on South Alabama’s home turf, Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, AL.
UAB vs South Alabama Totals Pick – Offenses and Defenses
The Blazers are averaging 29.5 PPG while the Jags have been good for 28.0 PPG. Total offensive yardage for UAB is 372.0 YPG with 215.5 in passing and 156.6 in rushing. South Alabama, which is averaging 456.0 YPG in offense, is throwing for 342.0 YPG and running for 114.0 YPG. On defense, the visiting Blazers are allowing 33.0 PPG and giving up 175.5 passing YPG and 218.5 rushing YPG. On the other hand, South Alabama is permitting 24.0 PPG. Their rushing D has been solid, allowing 149.0 YPG, while their passing defense comes in at 252.5 YPG.
UAB – Players to Watch
For the University of Alabama – Birmingham, running back Spencer Brown has rushed for two scores and 201 yards. He’s averaging 5.0 YPA. Top wideouts are Myron Mitchell (12 REC. 164 YDs, 1 TD) and Austin Watkins (10 REC, 104 YDs, 1 TD). QB Tyler Johnson III, who’s completing 66.7% of his passes, has thrown three TDs, one INT, and been sacked once.
On defense for the Blazers, LBs Kristopher Moll, Noah Wilder, and Jordan Smith are ferocious. Together, they’ve recorded 25 solo tackles and seven assists. Also, LBs Noah Wilder and Jordan Smith have been good for 13 solo bringdowns and a dozen assists.
South Alabama Players to Watch
At QB, the Jags feature Desmond Trotter and Chance Lovertich. Both have thrown 20 completions. Trotter, who’s completed 57.1% of his passes for 273 yards and two scores, has tossed two picks. He has not been sacked. On the other hand, Lovertich, who’s tossed three TDs and no INTs, has been good on 62.5% of his passes. He’s been sacked five times. RB Carlos Davis has rushed for 167 yards on 31 attempts, averaging 5.4 YPA while scoring once. WRs Jalen Tolbert and Kawaan Baker have made 12 and 11 receptions respectively. They each have two touchdown catches and compiled 479 receiving yards.
On defense LBs Nick Mobley and Riley Cole have amassed 24 and 16 total tackles, while safety Keith Gallmon has notched 10 solo tackles and eight assists. Although the Jaguars have defended seven passes, they have not made a pick.
Blazers vs Jaguars Spread Over/Under Pick – Trends
Our UAB vs South Alabama pick notes that the total has gone under in five of Alabama-Birmingham’s last 7 games played in September. The total has gone OVER in six of the Blazer’s last eight games played on a Thursday. With South Alabama, the total has gone under in nine of the Jag’s last 12 games. Also, the score has gone under in five of South Alabama’s last five contests played in September.
UAB vs South Alabama Totals Pick – Final Word
Our UAB vs South Alabama totals pick likes the over at 47.5. Both offenses can churn out points, while both defenses have some prominent holes. We expect each team to put at least 25 points on the scoreboard.
UAB Blazers vs South Alabama Jaguars Summary
Over at 47.5 (-102)