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Conference USA Tournament - UAB Blazers vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Betting Matchup Report

Southern Methodist MustangsUAB Blazers
March 13, 4:30 PM | BOK Center

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs UAB Blazers Odds

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The UAB Blazers will hit the floor running against the visiting Southern Methodist Mustangs Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This is a conference playoff game in the Conference USA Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at BOK Center.

The Blazers sport records of 15-16 and 11-17 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mustangs have 15-16 and 15-15 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-13 for the Blazers and 10-11-1 for the Mustangs.

View Southern Methodist vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UAB opened as 2-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blazers - Mustangs odds would favor the Blazers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UAB is rated No. 149 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Methodist is at No. 186. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-69 win for the Mustangs.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mustangs is ranked No. 221 in NCAA hoops at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with UAB’s No. 62 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UAB is the No. 117-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Southern Methodist rates No. 344 at 3.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 55-rated mark, allowing 64.3 points per game on the highway. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 44 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 76-63 loser as they battled Texas El Paso at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Mustangs got 15 points from Cannen Cunningham, but it was Texas El Paso that prevailed in a 76-63 final on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.

Last time out for UAB, they were an 86-71 loser as they battled Memphis on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. Jordan Swing scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Blazers to a win (they lost 86-71 to Memphis at FedExForum on Saturday).

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Texas El Paso are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mustangs at Blazers trends to consider:
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UAB's last 8 games when playing Southern Methodist
UAB is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games