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UAB Blazers host Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college basketball action

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersUAB Blazers
Dec 7, 8:00 PM | Bartow Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs UAB Blazers Odds

8-1TEAM RECORD1-6

The Blazers will try to cover the spread at Bartow Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Blue Raiders have watched them go 8-1 and 8-0 ATS on the year, while the Blazers are at 1-6 and 1-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Blazers are 0-7, while the Blue Raiders have a 5-2-1 mark.

View Middle Tennessee vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Blazers installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 102 (Blazers) and the No. 136 (Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-58 result in favor of the Blue Raiders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UAB's No. 334-ranked scoring average of 54.4 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense rated No. 105 and allowing 63.1 PPG. The Blazers FG% has averaged 38% to date this season, less than the Blue Raiders shooters have managed so far (53.7% per game).

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 56-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.2 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 316 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 77-53 winner at home against Akron. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders blew out Akron on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-53 win at Murphy Center.

UAB was a 57-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kent State. They covered the 10.5–point spread as underdogs. The Blazers endured a 57-48 loss at the hands of the Golden Flashes on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Cameron Moore at Memorial Athletic Center.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 4-3
After playing Kent State are 2-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Raiders at Blazers trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UAB's last 7 games at home
UAB is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, December 10
UAB at Virginia Commonwealth, Tuesday, December 20

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