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Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles visit UAB Blazers in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The UAB Blazers will look to improve on a 13-8 record on Saturday when they host the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Bartow Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the UAB Blazers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -16.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UAB Blazers bring a 13-8 record (6-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-14 Golden Eagles, who are 9-7 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed UAB go 8-8 so far and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles go 6-9-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UAB Blazers rated this week at No. 190 and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles sitting at No. 243.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UAB's No. 147-ranked scoring average of 74.24 PPG, against a Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles defense rated No. 112 and allowing 70.55 PPG. The UAB Blazers FG% has averaged 47.05% to date this season, more than the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (39.94% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Eagles got 21 points from Cortez Edwards, but it was Middle Tennessee that prevailed in a 72-56 final on Thursday at Murphy Center.

UAB earned a 79-70 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday, getting 17 points from Dirk Williams at Bartow Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Mississippi is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Mississippi is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UAB
  • UAB is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UAB is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games
  • UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Mississippi home to Marshall, Thursday, February 2nd
UAB at UTEP, Thursday, February 2nd

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