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NCAA Basketball Odds: UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away UAB Blazers taking on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders betting line opened as -9-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 10-3 so far on the season, and 8-4 ATS vs the number. The UAB Blazers, meanwhile, are 7-6 and 2-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Middle Tennessee go 3-9 and the UAB Blazers go 3-5 on betting totals.

This game puts the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, most recently No. 46 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the UAB Blazers, who rate No. 276 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 150 nationally ranked offense (74.31 points per game) against a UAB Blazers defense that sits as the No. 140 at 71.08 PPG. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have been averaging 48.26% from the field, more than the Blazers have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Blazers and Golden Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miles College was handed a 98-66 defeat on Wednesday at Bartow Arena.

Giddy Potts scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Raiders to a win (they lost 64-56 to Georgia State at Murphy Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • UAB is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee
  • UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Middle Tennessee's last 11 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UAB at North Texas, Thursday, January 5th
Middle Tennessee at Rice, Thursday, January 5th

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