Central Florida Knights vs UAB Blazers Odds
The UAB Blazers host Central Florida on Wednesday, looking to build on their 15-14 mark against the 19-10 Knights in college hoops action at Bartow Arena.
This season, the Blazers are 15-14 overall and 11-15 ATS ATS, while the Knights are 19-10 and 10-11-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UAB boasts a 12-12 on the OU, and Central Florida is 10-7.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Blazers installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blazers - Knights odds would favor the Knights if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UAB is rated No. 128 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Florida is at No. 89. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-72 win for the Knights.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UAB's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 72.3 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 186 at 66.9 PPG. The Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Florida owns the country's No. 268-rated mark, allowing 73.3 points per game on the highway. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 34 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 76-67 loser as they battled Memphis at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. Central Florida got 29 points from Keith Clanton on the way to a 76-67 loss against Memphis on Saturday at UCF Arena.
UAB was a 74-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist was victimized for 21 points and 11 rebounds by Rod Rucker as the Blazers bested the Mustangs 74-69 in college basketball action on Saturday.
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Southern Miss are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Southern Methodist are 6-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Knights at Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
UAB is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
UAB is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games when playing Central Florida
Central Florida at Southern Miss, Saturday, March 9
UAB at Memphis, Saturday, March 9