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UAB BlazersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Dec 20, 7:30 PM | Siegel Center

UAB Blazers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD7-3

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia Commonwealth and UAB on Tuesday, with the host Rams trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Blazers will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 2-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Rams are 6-3 ATS. UAB is 0-8 on the totals; Virginia Commonwealth is 5-4.

View UAB vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 11-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 152-rated Rams and the No. 111-ranked Blazers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-56 result in favor of the Rams.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia Commonwealth's No. 173-ranked scoring average of 68.2 PPG, against a Blazers defense rated No. 61 and allowing 60.8 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, more than the Blazers shooters have managed so far (39% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UAB owns the country's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 60 points per game on the highway. Virginia Commonwealth, on the other hand, rates No. 228 in scoring at home.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 66-56 winner as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Jordan Swing scored 15 points leading the Blazers to a 66-56 victory over Middle Tennessee at Bartow Arena on Wednesday.

Virginia Commonwealth was an 87-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 13–point spread as favorites. Virginia Commonwealth cruised to victory on Saturday, running UNC Wilmington out of the gym and running up an 87-64 score at Siegel Center.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Jacksonville are 3-0
After playing Middle Tennessee are 2-1
After a win are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing UNC Wilmington are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Blazers at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UAB's last 9 games on the road
UAB is 13-5-1 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games when playing UAB
Virginia Commonwealth is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB home to Jacksonville, Thursday, December 22
Virginia Commonwealth at UNC Greensboro, Thursday, December 22

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