UAB Blazers face Marshall Thundering Herd: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd will hit the floor running against the visiting UAB Blazers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Blazers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Thundering Herd are 5-16-1 ATS. UAB is 10-11 on the totals; Marshall is 10-9.
The Thundering Herd were listed as 2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 197-rated Thundering Herd and the No. 157-ranked Blazers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-68 result in favor of the Blazers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marshall's No. 148-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 292 at 71.9 PPG. The Thundering Herd field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UAB owns the country's No. 298-rated mark, allowing 75.2 points per game on the highway. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 205 in scoring at home.
Last time out for UAB, they were an 80-57 winner as they battled Rice at home. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. UAB cruised to victory on Saturday, running Rice out of the gym and running up an 80-57 score at Bartow Arena.
In their last action, Marshall was an 82-70 winner on the road against Central Florida. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. DeAndre Kane scored 19 points leading the Thundering Herd to an 82-70 victory over Central Florida at UCF Arena on Wednesday.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tulane are 7-3
After playing Rice are 1-6
After a win are 4-6
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-4
After playing Central Florida are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Blazers at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UAB's last 8 games when playing on the road against Marshall
UAB is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Marshall
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 5 games when playing UAB
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Marshall's last 8 games when playing at home against UAB
Marshall is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Marshall's last 13 games
UAB at Tulane, Wednesday, February 27
Marshall at Houston, Saturday, March 2