Free College Football Picks Today: Bahamas Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Bahamas Bowl 2022
Fri 16th December 2022

The Miami University RedHawks (6-6, 3-3 Away) travel to face the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers (6-6, 5-1 Home) at Thomas Robinson Stadium on Friday. The Blazers are 11-point favorites, and the total is 44.5.Miami (OH) is coming off a narrow 18-17 win over Ball State at Fred C. Yager Stadium on November 22.

Aveon Smith threw for 217 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also ran 18 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. Mac Hippenhammer caught six passes for 70 yards. UAB beat Louisiana Tech 37-27 at Joe Aillet Stadium on November 26.

Dylan Hopkins was 7 of 14 for 91 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. DeWayne McBride carried 16 times for 272 yards and a touchdown. Trea Shropshire also scored once. He caught one reception for 74 yards.


The RedHawks are averaging 20.3 points per game for the season, 113th in FBS, and they are facing a Blazers defense that has surrendered 23.4 PPG (42nd). Meanwhile, UAB has scored 30.6 points a game this season, 53rd in the country, and Miami (OH) is allowing 22.5 PPG (36th).

The RedHawks rank as one of the country’s worst teams in passing yards per game (165.8, 121st), while they are 80th in rushing yards (142.6). The Blazers are 25th in passing yards allowed per game (197.7) and 94th against the run (170.6).

UAB has been one of the country’s top rushing teams, averaging 243.2 yards per game (8th), while ranking 107th in passing yards (199.1). The RedHawks are allowing 235.9 passing yards (84th) and 135.8 rushing yards per game (41st).


Through nine games, Aveon Smith has thrown for nine touchdowns (5 INT) and 126.3 yards per game to lead Miami (OH) in passing. In five games away from home this season, he has three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 94.0 yards passing.

Aveon Smith also leads the team in rushing with an average of 55.9 yards per game. He has six touchdowns on the ground. Mac Hippenhammer is the RedHawks’ leading receiver with 60.5 yards a game and eight TDs.

Dylan Hopkins has nine passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 171.6 yards per game through 10 games to lead UAB. DeWayne McBride has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 155.5 yards a game through 11 games.

He has 19 touchdowns. Trea Shropshire has been the primary target in the Blazers’ passing game. He has five touchdowns and a 74.0 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

UAB -10.5 (-110)

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