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Blazers open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Flashes

UAB BlazersKent State Golden Flashes
Dec 3, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

UAB Blazers vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Kent State Golden Flashes try to run the Blazers off the court at Memorial Athletic Center in college hoops action.

Kent State battles the Blazers, currently sitting with a 1-5 mark (0-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Golden Flashes and 0-6 for the Blazers.

View UAB vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Golden Flashes installed as 11-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 49 and the Blazers at No. 162 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-56 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kent State has the nation's No. 120-rated offensive output, at 71.8 PPG. The visiting Blazers defense ranks No. 89 allowing on average 62.2 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.2% per game.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 55-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.

UAB was a 55-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites. UAB got 13 points from Cameron Moore but lost anyway, 55-47, to South Alabama on Wednesday at Mitchell Center.

Kent State won its last outing, an 83-63 result against Morehead State on December 1. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Kent State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Morehead State out of the gym and running up an 83-63 score at Memorial Athletic Center.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 2-1
After playing South Alabama are 7-1
After a loss are 6-4

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing James Madison are 0-1
After playing Morehead State are 1-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Blazers at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UAB's last 8 games on the road
UAB is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
UAB is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UAB is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
UAB home to Middle Tennessee, Wednesday, December 7
Kent State at James Madison, Tuesday, December 6