The 2022-2023 bowl season kicks off Friday morning with the Miami Ohio Redhawks (6-6) battling the UAB Blazers (6-6) in the HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl. The Redhawks are in a bowl game for the second consecutive season and the third time in four seasons. UAB is going to their sixth consecutive bowl game and seventh all-time. Below is my college football pick for Miami Ohio vs UAB.
Miami Ohio vs UAB Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Miami Ohio +11.5|
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This game will be played at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Why Bet Miami Ohio +11.5
✅ UAB is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games.
✅ The Blazers finished the season by losing four of their final six games.
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Miami Ohio RedHawks
Last time out, Miami became bowl eligible with an 18-17 win over Ball State. The Cardinals led 14-3 at the half, btu the second half was all Redhawks are they scored 15 unanswered points to end the game and get six wins. Miami Ohio did not cover the 2.5-point spread.
Aevon Smith went 18/46 for 217 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and led Miami Ohio with 84 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Defensively, the RedHawks allowed 407 total yads and forced two Ball State interceptions.
Through 12 games, Miami Ohio is scoring 20.3 points per game and gaining 309.3 yards, 165.8 through the air and 143.4 on the ground. Defensively, the RedHawks allow 22.5 points and 371.7 yards, 235.9 passing and 135.8 rushing.
UAB ended their regular season, and became bowl eligible, with a 37-27 win at Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs led 3-0 after the first quarter, but UAB woke up and led 17-6 at the half. UAB led 37-20 after a wild third quarter and were able to hold off La Tech in the fourth. Th Blazers could not cover the big 18-point road spread.
Dylan Hopkins went just 7/14 with 91 yards, one touchdown, and one interception on the night. UAB ran the ball 43 times for 406 yards, a 9.4 average, and three touchdowns in the win. Defensively, the Blazers allowed 467 total yards and forced one Louisiana Tech interception.
After 12 games, UAB is scoring 30.6 points per game and gaining 441.9 yards, 198.5 through the air and 243.4 on the ground. Defensively, the Blazers allow 23.4 points and 368.3 yards, 197.7 passing and 170.6 rushing.