UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Matchup Report
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers Odds
The UAB Blazers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles pay a visit to Bartow Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 17-4 and 12-6 ATS on the year, while the Blazers are at 9-12 and 5-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Blazers are 8-8, while the Golden Eagles have a 5-9 mark.
Bettors looking to side with UAB in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blazers sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 21 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Eagles will win this game 86-69.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UAB's No. 57-ranked scoring average of 73 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 15 and allowing 57.6 PPG. The Blazers FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, less than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (48.6% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Miss owns the country's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 60.5 points per game on the highway. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 34 in scoring at home.
Southern Miss was a 62-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Southern Miss got 11 points from Dwayne Davis en route to a 62-59 victory over Tulsa on Saturday at Reynolds Center.
UAB was a 78-72 winner in its last match at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Blazers grabbed a 78-72 win over the Miners on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Jordan Swing at Bartow Arena.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Central Florida are 6-4
After playing Tulsa are 5-3
After a win are 9-1
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Tulsa are 8-2
After playing Texas El Paso are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Southern Miss at Central Florida, Wednesday, February 6
UAB at Tulsa, Wednesday, February 6