UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
UAB travels to Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 4-4 record with a victory over the Blue Raiders.
Supporters of the Blazers have watched them go 4-4 and 1-4 ATS on the year, while the Blue Raiders are at 5-2 and 2-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 1-1, while the Blazers have a 2-1 mark.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Middle Tennessee sat as 11-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Raiders, most recently No. 56 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blazers, who rate No. 35 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-76 victory for the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 115-rated offensive output, at 71.9 PPG. The visiting Blazers defense ranks No. 287 allowing on average 72.4 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 278-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.4 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.
UAB lost its last outing, a 102-84 result against North Carolina on December 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 17-point underdog. UAB suffered a 102-84 loss against North Carolina on Saturday, getting 21 points from Jordan Swing in a losing effort at Dean Smith Center.
Middle Tennessee was an 82-77 loser in its last match on the road against Akron. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Raiders endured an 82-77 loss at the hands of the Zips on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Raymond Cintron at James A. Rhodes Arena.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing South Alabama are 5-4
After a loss are 7-3
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Mississippi are 1-0
After playing Akron are 0-1
After a loss are 7-3
A few Blazers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
UAB is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
UAB is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
UAB home to South Alabama, Saturday, December 8
Middle Tennessee home to Mississippi, Saturday, December 8