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UAB Blazers visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college basketball clash

UAB BlazersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
11-3January 11, 2014, 06:00 | Murphy Center10-5



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Middle Tennessee and UAB on Saturday, with the host Blue Raiders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Middle Tennessee will face the 11-3 Blazers, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 5-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blazers are 4-6 favoring the OVER.

View UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

The Blazers were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Raiders at No. 111 and the Blazers at No. 89 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, UAB was a 96-75 winner at home against Newberry. UAB cruised to victory on Saturday, running Newberry out of the gym and running up a 96-75 score at Bartow Arena.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 74-66 winner as they battled Tennessee State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 74-66 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Neiko Hunter at Gentry Complex.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Middle Tennessee's No. 28-rated squad against UAB's No. 1-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Middle Tennessee rates No. 206 in the country with 5.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 204 nationally with 5.07 per match.

A few Blazers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
UAB is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
UAB is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
UAB is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Middle Tennessee is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UAB


Next up:
UAB home to Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, January 16th
Middle Tennessee at Texas El Paso, Thursday, January 16th

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