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NCAA hoops odds preview - UAB vs. Central Florida

UAB BlazersCentral Florida Knights
March 8, 10:00 PM | FedExForum

UAB Blazers vs Central Florida Knights Odds

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The Knights hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the UAB Blazers pay a visit to FedExForum on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is part of the Conference USA Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at FedExForum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Central Florida will face the 15-15 Blazers, who own a 15-12-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Knights are 10-13-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blazers are 9-19 favoring the OVER.

View UAB vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 126-rated UAB taking on the No. 52-rated Knights in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 67-62 win for the Knights on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Central Florida's No. 206-ranked scoring average of 66.5 PPG, against a Blazers defense rated No. 43 and allowing 61.4 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 43.5% to date this season, more than the Blazers shooters have managed so far (42.4% per game).

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.9 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.

UAB won its last outing, a 72-64 result against Tulane on March 7. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. UAB got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Cameron Moore en route to a 72-64 victory over Tulane on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Central Florida won its last outing, a 71-63 result against UAB on March 3. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Central Florida got 22 points from Keith Clanton en route to a 71-63 victory over UAB on Saturday at UCF Arena.

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