South Alabama Jaguars visit UAB Blazers in college basketball clash
South Alabama Jaguars vs UAB Blazers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting South Alabama Jaguars travelling to UAB Saturday to take on the Blazers.
The Blazers sit at 4-5 (1-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jaguars are currently 4-4 (4-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UAB is 3-1 OU, and South Alabama is 3-1 OU.
The Jaguars were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blazers sit at No. 35 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Jaguars sit at No. 200 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Jaguars will win this game 75-74.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 127 in NCAA hoops at 36.8 per game. Contrast that with UAB’s No. 32 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UAB is the No. 77-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 94 at 7.1 per game.
Defensively, South Alabama features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.
South Alabama lost its last outing, a 58-52 result against New Mexico State on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. South Alabama suffered a 58-52 loss against New Mexico State on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Mychal Ammons in a losing effort at Mitchell Center.
UAB was an 84-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. UAB was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Middle Tennessee and falling by an 84-64 score at Murphy Center.
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas A&M C.C. are 1-0
After playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Middle Tennessee are 2-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few Jaguars at Blazers trends to consider:
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UAB is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing South Alabama
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
South Alabama home to Texas A&M C.C., Sunday, December 16
UAB at Rutgers, Sunday, December 16