Miami Takes On UAB In Thursday Night CFB

  • After a long wait, major college football returns Thursday night when Miami takes on UAB.
  • The Hurricanes come in as 14.5-point favorites over the Blazers, who already have a win on their schedule.
  • Other odds include Miami to win outright at -650 odds and the over/under set at 55.0.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After a series of months that led most to believe the glorious bastion of collegiate football was no more than a pipe dream, the game is finally here and ready to be played.

While the conditioning of the players might be less than what fans have come to expect, the same teams and coaches will be hitting the field this week in an attempt to restore the world to a little bit of normalcy.

The first team from a major conference takes the field Thursday night as the Miami Hurricanes of the ACC host the UAB Blazers.

College football bettors can finally lock-in once again to their favorite pastime, as odds and lines are now available for the game across major online sportsbooks.

NCAAF – 8:00 p.m. EST

  • UAB (+425) vs. Miami (-650)
  • Spread: MIA -14.5
  • Over/Under: 55 Points

UAB has a win already under their belt, after defeating Central Arkansas last week thanks to a very active defense. The Blazers snagged an interception to go along with five tackles for loss and six pass breakups in their win.

They won the game by 10 points, but let up some costly errors like a punt fumble and another fumble that were both returned for touchdowns.

On the other side, Miami is coming up with the same blind optimism that they appear to start every season with.

Of course, this isn’t a bad thing from the start, as the nostalgic swag of “bringing back the U” is always a buzzword in the early phases of each Miami football season before the disappointment sets in.

Miami returns half of its starters on a defense that was able to get important stops last year and ranked sixth or better in tackles for loss in each of the last three seasons.

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The offense also returns over half its starters, including some big names on the offensive line. Whether that proves to be a good thing remains to be seen, as the Hurricanes offensive unit struggled mightily to put up points when it mattered in 2019.

The best part of the Hurricanes offense by far is the new transfer quarterback D’Eriq King.

King came over from the Houston Cougars where he was electric in both the passing and running game.

With all that said, it should still be an easy win for the Hurricanes.

While they might not be able to cover against a pesky UAB defense, the over at 55 points looks like the most probable play for college football bettors.

Both teams are capable of scoring high, and the implementation of King under new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashley should put points on the board.