Miami vs. UAB: Prediction, pick, odds, point spread, line, kickoff time, football game, live stream
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The Hurricanes will be the first power conference team in action this season as they face the Blazers Thursday night
Football season kicks off in the ACC on Thursday night when Miami takes on UAB from Hard Rock Stadium. The Hurricanes get no easy pass to start their season after struggling to end Year 1 under Manny Diaz with losses to FIU, Duke and Louisiana Tech. But Diaz has brought in some new firepower on offense, including Houston transfer D'Eriq King and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, to aid a unit that scuffled mightily in 2019.

Their opponent enters with the benefit of having played already. UAB opened with a 45-35 win over Central Arkansas last week and will hope it worked out some kinks in a high-scoring victory against the Bears. UAB's defense carried it to a 9-5 record and an appearance in the Conference USA championship game last season, and it played better than the final score indicated last week. All three of UCA's first-half touchdowns came off Blazers turnovers.

UAB will need to clean up those miscues this week if it hopes to pull an upset as a two-touchdown underdog against a Miami team looking to open the season with a win before embarking on ACC slate that begins with Louisville, Florida State and Clemson. It should…
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