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Georgia Southern Eagles take on Blazers in NCAA basketball test

Georgia Southern EaglesUAB Blazers
Jan 2, 8:00 PM | Bartow Arena

Georgia Southern Eagles vs UAB Blazers Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD7-6

College hoops betting interest focuses on the UAB vs Georgia Southern battle Wednesday at Bartow Arena as the Blazers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

UAB will face the 6-7 Eagles, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blazers are 6-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 2-5 favoring the OVER.

View Georgia Southern vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 277-rated Georgia Southern taking on the No. 77-rated Blazers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-66 win for the Blazers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 323 in NCAA hoops at 30.3 per game. Contrast that with UAB’s No. 66 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UAB is the No. 67-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Georgia Southern rates No. 219 at 5.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgia Southern owns the country's No. 90-rated mark, allowing 65.6 points per game on the highway. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Georgia Southern, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled Georgia State at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Georgia Southern got 24 points from Eric Ferguson en route to a 68-64 victory over Georgia State on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

UAB was an 83-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northeastern. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Blazers and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northeastern was handed an 83-63 defeat on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Georgia State are 0-5
After a win are 5-5

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Eagles at Blazers trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Georgia Southern home to North Carolina A&T, Saturday, January 5
UAB at Dayton, Saturday, January 5