College football odds bargain hunters may want to consider the Blazers in their matchup at Mississippi State with the college football lines.
Mississippi State opened as a 20 point home favorite against Alabama Birmingham. Kickoff is set for 7 PM Eastern with a telecast on ESPNU.
The Alabama Birmingham Blazers have a college football betting record of 2-4 straight up and 3-3 against the spread while going over the total 4 times. The Blazers are coming off a 21-6 win and payout at home over Texas El Paso.
Earlier this year they got the money on the road at Tennessee in a 32-29 overtime loss as 14 point dogs. UAB ranks 91st in scoring offense and 84th in scoring defense.
The BCS rankings have Mississippi State at 24th in the nation. The Bulldogs have a college football gambling record of 4-3 straight up and 2-2 against the spread after their impressive 10-7 win at Florida as 9.5 point dogs.
It was the biggest win in head coach Dan Mullen’s two years on the job and evidence that he is making a significant impact. State is a strong running team that ranks 20th in the nation for rushing yardage while ranking a tough 13th on defense for points allowed.
Vick Ballard leads the ground attack with 529 yards while quarterback Chris Relf has rushed for 365 yards.
The big concern about Mississippi State is a potential letdown after last week’s land mark win. But Mullen is building a very solid foundation with the stout defense and power running game that is fundamentally sound and should prove to eventually wear down the Blazers. State should win but the 20 points may be another story.
UAB has paid out in just 3 of their last 10 road games. Mississippi State has covered just 4 out of their last 15 games with the college football odds versus teams with a losing record.
UAB has gone under the total in 8 out of their last 10 games versus SEC teams while paying out in 4 out of their last 5 against the SEC. The Bulldogs have gone under the total in 20 out of their last 28 games versus teams with a losing record.