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UAB Blazers home to Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in NCAA Basketball betting action

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksUAB Blazers
Dec 20, 8:00 PM | Bartow Arena

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs UAB Blazers Odds

1-6TEAM RECORD5-6

The UAB Blazers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Bartow Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Blazers sport records of 5-6 and 2-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Warhawks have 1-6 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-1 for the Blazers and 1-2 for the Warhawks.

View Louisiana-Monroe vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Blazers as 19.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blazers sit at No. 67 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Warhawks sit at No. 338 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blazers will win this game 71-52.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Warhawks is ranked No. 319 in NCAA hoops at 30.6 per game. Contrast that with UAB’s No. 59 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UAB is the No. 71-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Louisiana-Monroe rates No. 261 at 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Monroe features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 63-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They covered the 25-point spread as underdogs. The Warhawks got 22 points from Trent Mackey, but it was Florida State that prevailed in a 63-48 final on Monday at Tucker Center.

Last time out for UAB, they were an 88-79 loser as they battled Rutgers on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Blazers got 23 points from Jordan Swing, but it was Rutgers that prevailed in an 88-79 final on Sunday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 1-5
After playing Florida State are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Warhawks at Blazers trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UAB is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
UAB is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, December 29
UAB home to Northeastern, Saturday, December 29

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