UTEP Miners vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 8-26-23 NCAAF Prediction, Picks, and Odds

UTEP Miners vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 8/26/23 – As college football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the start of another season, college football fans can look forward to an exhilarating matchup between UTEP Miners and Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium this Saturday afternoon, complete with NCAAF free picks. Fans nationwide can tune into CBSSN to catch all the action live.

UTEP Miners vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Date & Time: Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 5:30 PM ET

Location: Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium


UTEP Miners vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 8/26/23 Betting Odds

UTEP+108+1.5 (-110)52 over (-110)
Jacksonville State -118-1.5 (-110)52 under (-110)

UTEP Miners Analysis

UTEP Miners have made headlines lately with impressive performances that have garnered widespread recognition among college football enthusiasts. At the forefront of their offensive endeavors stands Gavin Hardison – their quarterback responsible for orchestrating their aerial assaults. Hardison has completed 164 passes out of 315 attempts and amassed 2,044 passing yards – representing a 52.1% completion rate, showcasing his ability to connect with targets accurately and with poise. Hardison stands out in particular with his ability to deliver downfield, with an average of 6.5 yards per attempt and an impressive 76-yard throw displaying precision and power. While Hardison serves as an impressive offensive asset, his journey has not been without challenges: among his 11 touchdown passes were 8 interceptions that exposed moments of weakness within his game; furthermore, he has been sacked 22 times, providing ample opportunity for opposing defenses to exploit opportunities created.

Deion Hankins leads the charge in the Miners’ running game with 701 yards on 140 carries for an average of 5 yards per attempt and three touchdowns, showcasing his ability to gain ground and take advantage of offensive opportunities consistently. Tyrin Smith stands out on the receiving side as Hardison’s go-to target; with a 1,039-yard haul from his 71 receptions for 1,039 yards and 7 touchdown receptions under his belt, he provides hardy support in every way imaginable for Hardison in critical moments, he proves himself invaluable to Hardison as Hardison continues his pursuits towards success.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Analysis

Jacksonville State Gamecocks, who are facing several difficulties and hoping to change their path forward. Leading their offensive efforts is quarterback Te’Sean Smoot; with four completions from limited attempts so far highlighting his arm as an effective tool in sparking offensive momentum, he remains an integral component of Jacksonville State Gamecocks aspirations and must continue his growth as an integral player for their hopes and aspirations to come to fruition.

Malik Jackson stands out in terms of rushing. His one carry has produced 113 yards to show that his talent at making every carry count can add up quickly, with an average yard per attempt and a touchdown to his name proving it. On the receiving front, Sterling Galban shines; with 28 receptions totalling 433 yards from Smoot’s passes alone; an average catch distance of 15.5 yards speaks to Galban’s ability to generate significant gains, and his three touchdowns further highlight him as an invaluable red zone threat.

UTEP Miners vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks Against the Spread

The UTEP Miners’ recent trends indicate a 4-2 ATS record in their last 6 Saturday games, while the Jacksonville State Gamecocks have struggled, securing just 1 win in their last 6 opening-week fixtures. Additionally, the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville State’s last 7 games, reflecting a trend towards lower-scoring matches.

UTEP Miners vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks Free Pick

When it comes to making picks based on odds and team performances, we recommend the following selections:

Moneyline: UTEP +108

The Miners have shown a better record in recent games and have displayed more consistency, especially in the month of August. Their offense, led by Gavin Hardison, is poised to exploit the vulnerabilities in the Gamecocks’ defense.

Spread: UTEP 

With a slight edge in team performance and recent trends, the Miners will likely cover the spread in a game that a small margin could decide.

Total: 52 under (-110)

Considering the recent trend of lower-scoring games for Jacksonville State and the potential for the Miners’ defense to exploit the Gamecocks’ offensive struggles, a total score under 52 points seems likely.

Prediction: 23-27 UTEP Miners win

As college football season kicks off, the UTEP Miners and Jacksonville State Gamecocks promise an exhilarating battle. We predict victory for UTEP Miners due to each team’s offensive and defensive strengths; sports betting in Canada adds another element of excitement, while strategic analysis provides invaluable insights. Fans and bettors will gather for this showdown; its outcome will surely set the pace for an action-packed season ahead.