UAB Blazers face Central Florida Knights: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
UAB Blazers vs Central Florida Knights Odds
The Central Florida Knights will try to cover the spread at UCF Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the UAB Blazers in NCAA basketball action.
The Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 4-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Knights are 4-4 ATS. UAB is 6-4 against the total, while Central Florida is 0-3 versus the number.
The Blazers were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knights at No. 161 and the Blazers at No. 106 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-74 result in favor of the Knights.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Florida's No. 111 nationally ranked offense (70.9 points per game) against a Blazers defense that sits as the No. 304 at 73.3 PPG. The Knights have been averaging 49.7% from the field, more than the Blazers have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).
Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.6 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.
UAB lost its last outing, a 78-71 result against Dayton on January 5. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Blazers got a 20-point effort from Rod Rucker, who added 15 rebounds, but Dayton still managed to defeat UAB 78-71 Saturday at Dayton Arena.
Central Florida won its last outing, a 99-69 result against Florida A&M on January 5. The battle between the Knights and Rattlers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida A&M was handed a 99-69 defeat on Saturday at UCF Arena.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing East Carolina are 2-8
After playing Florida A&M are 2-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Blazers at Knights trends to consider:
UAB is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
UAB is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
UAB is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Central Florida is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Central Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games when playing UAB
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against UAB
UAB home to Memphis, Saturday, January 12
Central Florida at East Carolina, Saturday, January 12