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Chattanooga Moccasins face UAB Blazers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Chattanooga MoccasinsUAB Blazers
4-7December 18, 2013, 08:00 | Bartow Arena8-2

College hoops betting interest focuses on the UAB vs Chattanooga battle Wednesday at Bartow Arena as the Blazers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Blazers bring a 8-2 record (5-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-7 Moccasins, who are 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UAB go 3-5 so far and the Moccasins go 2-1.

View Chattanooga Moccasins vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

The Blazers were listed as -21-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 93 (Blazers) and the No. 336 (Moccasins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Chattanooga was an 87-71 loser in its last match on the road against Northern Kentucky. Chattanooga got 29 points from Martynas Bareika on the way to an 87-71 loss against Northern Kentucky on Sunday at The Bank of Kentucky Center.

UAB was an 84-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Southern. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. UAB cruised to victory on Sunday, running Georgia Southern out of the gym and running up an 84-62 score at Bartow Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Moccasins rank No. 139 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.36 per game. That compares with UAB’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UAB is college basketball's No. 200-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Moccasins rate No. 82 with 7.09 per game.

A few Moccasins at Blazers trends to consider:
Chattanooga is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chattanooga is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing UAB
UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chattanooga

Next up:
Chattanooga home to Grand Canyon, Sunday, December 29th
UAB at LSU, Saturday, December 21st