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Blazers face Central Florida Knights: NCAAB odds preview and stats

UAB BlazersCentral Florida Knights
March 3, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

UAB Blazers vs Central Florida Knights Odds

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UAB pays a visit to Central Florida on Saturday, hoping to send the Knights to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at UCF Arena.

The Blazers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-11-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Knights are 14-9 ATS. UAB is 7-19 on the totals; Central Florida is 9-13-1.

View UAB vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Knights as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knights - Blazers odds would favor the Knights if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Central Florida is rated No. 52 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UAB is at No. 126. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-62 win for the Knights.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blazers is ranked No. 154 in NCAA hoops at 34.8 per game. Contrast that with Central Florida’s No. 57 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Florida is the No. 251-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while UAB rates No. 212 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.1 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UAB was a 68-64 winner at home against Tulsa. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Jordan Swing scored 22 points leading the Blazers to a 68-64 victory over Tulsa at Bartow Arena on Wednesday.

Last time out for Central Florida, they were an 84-55 loser as they battled Memphis on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. Central Florida was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Memphis and falling by an 84-55 score at FedExForum.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 5-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Blazers at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UAB's last 7 games on the road
UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 21-1 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing UAB
Central Florida is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Central Florida is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing UAB