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Southern Miss favored by 4.5 against UAB on Wednesday

UAB BlazersSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
March 2, 7:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting UAB Blazers Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Blazers have watched them go 20-7 and 15-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Golden Eagles are at 21-7 and 10-7-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 11-8, while the Blazers have a 9-15-2 mark.

View UAB vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Eagles as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles - Blazers odds would favor the Blazers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Miss is rated No. 54 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UAB is at No. 39. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-75 win for the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blazers is ranked No. 154 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Southern Miss’s No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Miss is the No. 236-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while UAB rates No. 50 at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.

UAB won its last outing, a 68-55 result against Houston on February 26. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Jamarr Sanders scored 18 points leading the Blazers to a 68-55 victory over Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday.

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 65-64 loser on the road against Central Florida. They earned a push of the 1–point spread as underdogs. R.L. Horton scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Eagles to a win (they lost 65-64 to Central Florida at UCF Arena on Saturday).

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing East Carolina are 3-7
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tulsa are 5-1
After playing Central Florida are 2-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blazers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
UAB is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games on the road
UAB is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Miss
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Southern Miss is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against UAB
Southern Miss is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against UAB

Next up:
UAB home to East Carolina, Saturday, March 5
Southern Miss at Tulsa, Saturday, March 5

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