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Blazers visit Houston Cougars in college basketball clash

UAB BlazersHouston Cougars
Feb 26, 6:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

UAB Blazers vs Houston Cougars Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Blazers travelling to Houston Saturday to take on the Cougars on Saturday.

Supporters of the Blazers have watched them go 19-7 and 14-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 12-14 and 9-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 8-8, while the Blazers have a 9-14-2 mark.

View UAB vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Houston sat as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Blazers odds would favor the Blazers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 161 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UAB is at No. 38. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-68 win for the Blazers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the nation's No. 188-rated offensive output, at 68.7 PPG. The visiting Blazers defense ranks No. 43 allowing on average 62.5 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 63-58 winner as they battled Central Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. UAB got 19 points from Aaron Johnson en route to a 63-58 victory over Central Florida on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

Houston lost its last outing, a 69-58 result against Memphis on February 22. They earned a push in that game as a 11-point underdog. Alandise Harris scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 69-58 to Memphis at FedExForum on Tuesday).

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Miss are 8-2
After playing Central Florida are 3-3
After a win are 5-5

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tulane are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blazers at Cougars trends to consider:
UAB is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games on the road
UAB is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
Houston is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB at Southern Miss, Wednesday, March 2
Houston at Tulane, Wednesday, March 2