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UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
UAB travels to Southern Miss on Saturday, hoping to boost its 8-9 record with a victory over the Golden Eagles.
Southern Miss battles the Blazers, currently sitting with a 8-9 mark (4-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-7 for the Golden Eagles and 6-6 for the Blazers.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Eagles installed as 12.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 100 (Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-70 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blazers rank No. 50 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.4 per game. That compares with Southern Miss’s No. 181 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Miss is college basketball's No. 156-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Blazers rate No. 172 with 6.1 per game.
Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 317-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.
UAB was a 69-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Rod Rucker scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Blazers to a win (they lost 69-53 to Memphis at Bartow Arena on Saturday).
In their last action, Southern Miss was a 74-70 winner on the road against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles got 17 points from Dwayne Davis as Southern Miss ran past Southern Methodist 74-70 on Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing East Carolina are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Marshall are 8-2
After playing Southern Methodist are 4-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Blazers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
UAB is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
UAB is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UAB
Southern Miss is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing UAB
UAB home to East Carolina, Wednesday, January 23
Southern Miss home to Marshall, Wednesday, January 23