NCAA Basketball betting line favors Scarlet Knights over Blazers
UAB Blazers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights host UAB on Sunday, looking to build on their 6-2 mark against the 5-5 Blazers in college hoops action at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The Blazers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 2-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Scarlet Knights are 3-3 ATS. UAB is 4-1 on the totals; Rutgers is 3-0.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Blazers were listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Scarlet Knights - Blazers odds would favor the Blazers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 176 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UAB is at No. 56. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-77 win for the Scarlet Knights.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rutgers's No. 66-rated squad against UAB's No. 41-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rutgers rates No. 314 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 65 nationally with 7.6 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UAB owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 78.5 points per game on the highway. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 183 in scoring at home.
UAB won its last outing, a 92-78 result against South Alabama on December 8. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. UAB earned a 92-78 victory over South Alabama on Saturday, getting 18 points from Jordan Swing at Bartow Arena.
Rutgers won its last outing, a 68-65 result against George Washington on December 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Rutgers got 19 points from Eli Carter en route to a 68-65 victory over George Washington on Tuesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing South Alabama are 7-2
After a win are 4-6
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Blazers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
UAB is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
UAB is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Rutgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Rutgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
UAB home to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, December 20
Rutgers home to Howard, Friday, December 21