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Miami (OH) vs. UAB 2022 Bahamas Bowl Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

The Miami-Ohio Redhawks and UAB Blazers kick off the bowl season on Friday, December 16 when the two teams throw down at Thomas A. National Stadium in Nassau for the 2022 Bahamas Bowl. UAB will step onto the gridiron a massive -11.5 chalk. Will the Blazers cover the spread? Or will Miami-Ohio play well enough for a cover victory?

Before everything else, NitroBetting arms you with everything you need to kick things off on a positive note. Below, we provide event details, team andplayer statistics, and the latest NCAAF odds. More than that, we go the extra mile and share timely betting trends and predictions that help you secure the best picks. Check out for more sports betting odds and lines, exclusively at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Miami (OH) vs. UAB 2022 Bahamas Bowl Game Information

  • When: Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:30 am ET
  • Where: Thomas A. National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: WFMG-FM 101.3 (Miami-Ohio) // WJOX 94.5 FM (UAB)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Footall Odds: Miami-Ohio (+10.5) // UAB (-10.5)

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Why Bet on the Miami-Ohio Redhawks?

The Redhawks are one of college football’s few teams that depends on a ball control offense and a strong defense. Miami-Ohio scores just 20.3 points per game.

But because the offense is so efficient and eats up so much clock, the Redhawks ended the season with a sweet 6-6 .500 record, which isn’t bad at all for a team many thought might win 3 games at the most.

Quarterback Aveon Smith is also the team’s leading rusher. Smith averages 5 yards per rush, which means Aveon is a true dual-threat quarterback.

Miami-Ohio’s success this season has happened because of an excellent defense. The Redhawks allow less than 372 yards per game. Opponents average 236 passing yards and 136 rushing yards.

Miami-Ohio holds their opponents to just 22.5 points per game, which isn’t bad in the age of high-scoring college football offenses. Corey Suttle leads the team with 6 sacks. Yahsyn McKee has 2 interceptions. The Redhawks have 10 takeaways on the season.

Why Bet on the UAB Blazers?

While Miami-OH leaned on a strong defense this season, the Blazers leaned on one of the nation’s top rushing attacks to win games. UAB ended the regular season ranked fifth in rushing yards per game.

The Blazers averaged 243.2 yards on the ground each contest. UAB running back DeWayne McBride has dominated. McBride rushed for 1,710 yards and 19 touchdowns. McBride’s 7.3 per rush average makes him one of the most feared backs in football. Because of McBride’s dominance, the Blazers averaged 30.6 points per game.

DeWayne ensures the Blazers’ offense motors along but UAB isn’t a one side of the ball football team. The Blazers also play excellent defense.

UAB allows 24 points from 368 total yards. The Blazers give up 171 yards on the ground and less than 197 yards through the air per game.

Drew Tuazama leads the team with sacks. Tuazama has 4.5 sacks on the season. Grayson Cash has 3 picks.

Miami (OH) vs. UAB Betting Trends

  • Redhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 bowl games.
  • Miami-Ohio is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 7-0 in Miami-Ohio’s last 7 non-conference games.
  • Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
  • UAB is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
  • Over is 4-0 in UAB’s last 4 games.

Miami (OH) vs. UAB Expert Betting Predictions

Miami-Ohio is a solid team, but the Redhawks have a decided disadvantage on offense. Miami- Ohio doesn’t rush the ball or pass the ball particularly well.

Also, the Redhawks defense allows too many rushing yards for Miami-OH to stop DeWayne McBride. DeWayne has a real chance in this game to show NFL scouts why they should consider calling his name on Draft Day.

DeWayne is a junior. A decent game could catapult him into the the top three rounds if he decides to forego his senior season. McBride won’t let the opportunity slip from his grasps and Miami-Ohio has nobody who can stop DeWayne. UAB’s RB1 leads the Blazers to a win and cover.

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