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Jan 21, 2:00 PM | Bartow Arena

Central Florida Knights vs UAB Blazers Odds

14-4TEAM RECORD6-11

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Central Florida when they take on the Blazers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Knights have watched them go 14-4 and 8-5 ATS on the year, while the Blazers are at 6-11 and 6-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Blazers are 1-14, while the Knights have a 4-8-1 mark.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blazers as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 113-ranked Blazers and the No. 51-rated Knights in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-60 win for the Knights on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UAB has the nation's No. 324-rated offensive output, at 59.4 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 45 allowing on average 61.3 PPG. The Blazers FG% has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Defensively, Central Florida features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 294 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Florida was a 68-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Knights got 23 points from Keith Clanton as Central Florida ran past Memphis 68-67 on Wednesday at UCF Arena.

UAB won its last outing, a 61-60 result against Rice on January 18. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Blazers got a 22-point performance from Cameron Moore, who added 15 rebounds, as UAB ran past Rice 61-60 on Wednesday at Autry Court.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tulsa are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 4-3
After a win are 7-3

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Marshall are 5-5
After playing Rice are 1-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Knights at Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Central Florida is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games
UAB is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
UAB is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida

Next up:
Central Florida at Tulsa, Wednesday, January 25
UAB at Marshall, Wednesday, January 25

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