NCAA Football Free Pick
Saturday, November 23 at 12:30 p.m. PT
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at UAB Blazers
Louisiana Tech at UAB -5: I’m not holding a grudge against Louisiana Tech, which was my only loss in last week’s column. And normally, I don’t solely judge a team from its previous performance, but without quarterback J’Mar Smith (suspended), the Bulldogs’ offense came to a complete halt in the 31-10 drubbing at the hands of the Thundering Herd.
UAB, which has won and covered the last two meetings in this CUSA West rivalry, owns 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS marks at home in 2019. The Blazers are all about the defense with one of the nation’s fastest and most ferocious (18.7 PPG allowed) stop-units. As of deadline, the starting quarterback (Johnston III or Hopkins) has not been named. Either way, the offense will put up enough points to get us paid.
UAB is 19-6-1 ATS the last 26 at home and 20-6-1 ATS the last 27 in the conference. UAB