UAB Blazers visit North Carolina Tar Heels in college basketball clash
UAB Blazers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
UAB travels to North Carolina on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-3 record with a victory over the Tar Heels.
North Carolina battles the Blazers, currently sitting with a 4-3 mark (1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-4 for the Tar Heels and 1-1 for the Blazers.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Blazers were listed as 16.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 26-rated UAB taking on the No. 61-rated Tar Heels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 89-82 win for the Tar Heels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina has the nation's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 81.6 PPG. The visiting Blazers defense ranks No. 216 allowing on average 68.1 PPG. The Tar Heels FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 203-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 78 nationally in scoring at home.
UAB was a 75-55 winner in its last match on the road against Troy. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Blazers blew out Troy on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-55 win at Trojan Arena.
Last time out for North Carolina, they were an 83-59 loser as they battled Indiana on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. North Carolina was run off the court by the Hoosiers on Tuesday as Indiana routed them 83-59 at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 2-2
After playing Troy are 4-1
After a win are 5-5
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 2-1
After a loss are 10-0
A few Blazers at Tar Heels trends to consider:
UAB is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UAB is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
North Carolina is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
UAB at Middle Tennessee, Wednesday, December 5
North Carolina home to East Tennessee State, Saturday, December 8