The UAB Blazers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Blazers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off in a Conference USA battle at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Legion Field. UAB should still be feeling good after a win, while WKU will be looking to right the ship.
How to WATCH LIVE
WKU at UAB
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET
TV: Stadium live stream
Spread: UAB -13.5
1.Western Kentucky vs. UAB odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 7
UAB was able to grind out a solid victory over the UTSA Roadrunners two weeks ago, winning 21-13. Among those leading the charge for UAB was RB Spencer Brown, who picked up 144 yards on the ground on 26 carries. Brown’s longest run was for 73 yards in the first quarter.UAB’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past UTSA’s offensive line to sack the quarterback four times. It was a group effort with four picking up one sack apiece.A Conference USA battle is on tap Saturday between the UAB Blazers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 1:30 p.m. ET at Legion Field. UAB is 3-1 overall and 2-0 at home, while WKU is 1-3 overall and 1-1 on the road. The Hilltoppers are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight-up win. The Blazers, meanwhile, are 10-2 against the spread when facing a team with a losing record.
The Blazers are favored by 13.5-points in the latest UAB vs. Western Kentucky odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 44.5. Before you make any Western Kentucky vs. UAB picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 23-6 on top-rated picks through six weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
2.Western Kentucky vs UAB Live Stream FrEE OnlinE
Now, the model has set its sights on Western Kentucky vs. UAB. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for Western Kentucky vs. UAB:The Hilltoppers are coming off a 38-14 loss against Marshall last week. Western Kentucky gave up 38 straight points to open the game, even though the Hilltoppers only trailed Marshall 343-294 in yards gained. Western Kentucky coughed up three turnovers in the loss.Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome has passed for 559 yards and six touchdowns in the Hilltoppers’ 1-3 start. Pigrome also leads Western Kentucky in rushing, carrying the ball 54 times for 225 yards.
3.What you need to know about UAB
Only a road loss at Miami stands in the way of the Blazers holding an unbeaten record in 2020. UAB edged UTSA 21-13 two weeks ago, and had last week off after its game with Rice was postponed.Running back Spencer Brown has rushed for 450 yards and five touchdowns in 2020. Quarterback Bryson Lucero has thrown for 652 yards and six touchdowns this season. The Blazers are also stout against the pass, allowing just 152.3 air yards per game this season.
4.How to make Western Kentucky vs. UAB picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, predicting that Pigrome is held to less than 210 yards of total offense. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in over 70 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.So who wins Western Kentucky vs. UAB? And which side of the spread hits over 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the UAB vs. Western Kentucky spread to jump on Saturday, all from the advanced model that is up over $4,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.
Meanwhile, the Hilltoppers suffered a grim 38-14 defeat to the Marshall Thundering Herd last week. WKU was down 38-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Kevaris Thomas put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for one TD and 148 yards on 18 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 30 yards.UAB’s victory brought them up to 3-1 while WKU’s loss pulled them down to a reciprocal 1-3. UAB is 1-1 after wins this year, and WKU is 1-1 after losses.