Betting On The Independence Bowl: BYU Vs. UAB

  • BYU has -225 odds to beat UAB in the Independence Bowl.
  • UAB is going in seen as a 6.5-point underdog.
  • The total points for the game is 55.

SHREVEPORT, La. – The BYU Cougars will be taking on the UAB Blazers to finish off their season in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana. BYU is going into the game seen as the favorites, however, UAB could very well give them a run for their money.

BYU Vs. UAB Odds

  • Moneyline: BYU (-255) vs. UAB (+215)
  • Spread: BYU -6.5
  • Total: 55 Points

It might come as a surprise that online sportsbooks are not favoring BYU more as they are the #13 ranked team in the country going up against an unranked team in UAB.

Also, BYU is going into the game in the midst of a five-game win streak while the Blazers have gone 3-2 in their last five games.

UAB Blazing Against The Spread

Although UAB is going in as an underdog, they have been one of the best teams this season against the spread with an 8-3-1 record. The Blazers have also covered the spread in four of their last six games to finish off the season.

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As for BYU, although they are winning their games, they have not been able to cover the spread as some might have hoped for. They’ve gone 5-7 ATS this season. In their last seven games of the year, they went an underwhelming 2-5 and have also failed to cover in their last two games.

Betting sharps have also been all over UAB’s college football odds to cover the spread as they have just 12% of total bets but have taken a whopping 68% of the betting handle.

Is The Over A Lock?

While a 55-point game total might seem too high for both teams to accomplish, they have both been hitting the Over more often than not.

Even though both teams sit with a 5-7 Over record, they have each finished out the season strong as BYU has gone 4-2 with the Over in their last six games and UAB has gone 4-1 in their last five games.