UAB Blazers (3-6) vs. Navy Midshipmen (3-5)
UAB Blazers vs. Navy Midshipmen 11/11/23 – As college football season moves forward, a match-up between UAB Blazers and Navy Midshipmen in Week 11 promises to be an intense tactical battle despite both sides holding sub-.500 records. On November 11th 2023, this contest promises to provide fans and bettors alike with some intriguing premium matchup choices. Both teams aim to improve their standings as they take part in an early afternoon matchup at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Jermaine Brown Jr has been an undeniably bright spot on the Blazers this season, amassing 479 yards in his 105 rushing attempts and scoring nine touchdowns from those attempts – an outstanding effort considering their 36 receptions average 16.9 yards per reception! Both players should prove essential as key contributors for them in their upcoming match-ups with other teams.
Navy Midshipmen will rely heavily on their disciplined running game as an integral component of their offensive identity. Alex Tecza has been at the heart of their rushing attack, averaging an impressive 6.7 yards per carry over 82 attempts and scoring 241 yards total from nine receptions; Eli Heidenreich will play an invaluable role in Navy’s attack strategy against Blazers’ defense.
UAB Blazers vs. Navy Midshipmen Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium|
Jacob Zeno QB vs. Tai Lavatai QB
Jacob Zeno has emerged as a cornerstone for UAB, completing 218 passes on 289 attempts with a 75.4 completion percentage. With 2,389 passing yards and 17 touchdowns to his name, Zeno’s proficiency has been one of the few constants in an otherwise unpredictable season for the Blazers. Despite facing 20 sacks, Zeno’s resilience and 159.4 passer rating show a quarterback who can withstand pressure and still deliver a strong performance. His decision-making will be crucial against the disciplined defense of the Midshipmen.
Tai Lavatai, the quarterback for the Midshipmen, presents a contrasting style. With a more conservative passing game, evident by his 522 passing yards and 53.3 completion percentage, Lavatai’s role is vital in the execution of Navy’s offense. Despite fewer passing attempts, his efficiency in managing the game and minimizing mistakes, as seen by his 124.1 passer rating, will be essential. How he handles the Blazers’ defensive schemes will be pivotal to Navy’s success.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: UAB Blazers -135, Total Odds: 55
The odds slightly favor the Blazers, suggesting that the game will be closely contested. The total odds imply a prediction of moderate scoring, resonating with the Blazers’ trend to go over and the Midshipmen’s contrasting tendency.
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
Alabama-Birmingham’s 4-2 ATS record in their last six games signals a trend of beating expectations, a trend that sharp bettors might find appealing. The tendency for games involving the Blazers to go over, especially in November where the trend is 7-0, could influence over/under bets. Their struggle on the road, however, with a 1-10 SU record in the last 11 games, cannot be overlooked.
Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
Navy’s 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six at home reflect a team that has been underperforming against the spread, a worrying sign for their backers. However, their 5-1 ATS record in November games over the years shows a tendency to step up during this month.
UAB Blazers vs. Navy Midshipmen 11/11/23 Betting Picks
Considering the statistical trends and individual matchups, this game is likely to be tightly contested. The Blazers have the offensive firepower to potentially outpace the Midshipmen, but their poor road record is a concern. Conversely, Navy’s solid ATS trend in November could indicate a potential upset.
For the free NCAAF selections, it seems prudent to consider the Blazers’ passing game, which might just edge out the Midshipmen’s ground control, coupled with UAB’s tendency to beat the spread against AAC teams. However, the safe pick might lie with the total points going over, considering UAB’s offensive trends in November and both teams’ performance in Week 11 historically.
Free Pick and Prediction: UAB Blazers 31, Navy Midshipmen 27