Northeastern Huskies vs UAB Blazers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Northeastern Huskies travelling to UAB Saturday to take on the Blazers.
The Blazers sit at 6-6 (2-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Huskies are currently 5-6 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UAB is 6-1 OU, and Northeastern is 1-3 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the Blazers in this one found them listed as 7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Huskies was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blazers - Huskies odds would favor the Blazers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UAB is rated No. 77 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northeastern is at No. 266. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-71 win for the Blazers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 273 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with UAB’s No. 62 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UAB is the No. 67-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Northeastern rates No. 181 at 6.1 per game.
Defensively, Northeastern features the nation's No. 44-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.
Northeastern was an 82-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Cent Conn State. Joel Smith went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Northeastern over Cent Conn State, 82-63, on Friday at Detrick Gymnasium.
Last time out for UAB, they were a 76-69 winner as they battled Louisiana-Monroe at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 19.5-point favorite. The Blazers grabbed a 76-69 win over the Warhawks on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Rod Rucker at Bartow Arena.
Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing George Mason are 4-6
After playing Cent Conn State are 1-2
After a win are 3-7
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Georgia Southern are 1-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Huskies at Blazers trends to consider:
Northeastern is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northeastern at George Mason, Thursday, January 3
UAB home to Georgia Southern, Wednesday, January 2