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UAB Blazers vs Golden Hurricane College Hoops Game Preview

UAB BlazersTulsa Golden Hurricane
Feb 6, 8:05 PM | Reynolds Center

UAB Blazers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds

9-13TEAM RECORD12-10

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will hit the floor running against the visiting UAB Blazers Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Tulsa will face the 9-13 Blazers, who own a 6-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 7-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blazers are 9-8 favoring the OVER.

View UAB vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tulsa opened as 4.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 88-ranked Golden Hurricane and the No. 158-rated Blazers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-69 win for the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 224-ranked offense, averaging 65.5 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 313 at 73.4 PPG. The Golden Hurricane field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

UAB was a 79-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Jordan Swing scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Blazers to a win (they lost 79-75 to Southern Miss at Bartow Arena on Saturday).

Tulsa was a 94-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Tulsa was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Memphis and falling by a 94-64 score at FedExForum.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Marshall are 5-5
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas El Paso are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blazers at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
UAB is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
UAB is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
UAB is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing UAB
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against UAB

Next up:
UAB home to Marshall, Saturday, February 9
Tulsa at Texas El Paso, Saturday, February 9