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UAB Blazers visit Florida International Golden Panthers in college basketball clash

UAB Blazers Florida International Golden Panthers
14-7 February 06, 2014, 07:00 | U.S. Century Bank Arena 11-11



The visiting UAB Blazers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at U.S. Century Bank Arena against the Florida International Golden Panthers.

The Golden Panthers are 11-11 so far on the season, and 6-8 ATS vs. the number. The Blazers, meanwhile, are 14-7 and 8-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida International go 4-9 and the Blazers go 6-11 on the totals.

View UAB Blazers vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Panthers installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 114-rated UAB taking on the No. 329-rated Golden Panthers in this contest.

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UAB lost its last outing, a 74-67 result against East Carolina on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. UAB got 25 points from C.J. Washington on the way to a 74-67 loss against East Carolina on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

Florida International was a 73-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Rakeem Buckles scored 20 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 73-61 against Charlotte in college basketball action at Dale F. Halton Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Florida International's No. 32-rated squad against UAB's No. 1-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Florida International rates No. 243 in the country with 4.36 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 203 nationally with 5.19 per match.

Next up:
UAB at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, February 8th
Florida International at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 8th