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College Basketball Matchup - UAB Blazers Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds Preview

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersUAB Blazers
22-8March 06, 2014, 08:00 | Bartow Arena18-11

Bartow Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host UAB Blazers and the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Blazers currently sports a 18-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-14 ATS. The Blue Raiders are 22-8 and 13-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blazers produce a 10-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Raiders have gone 10-15 against the number.

View Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with UAB in this one found them as 0-point earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Blazers sit at No. 129 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Raiders sit at No. 16 on the same chart.

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 65-41 result against Rice on March 1. They covered in that game as a 18-point favorite. The Blue Raiders blew out Rice on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 65-41 win at Murphy Center.

UAB was a 67-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Blazers endured a 67-58 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Fahro Alihodzic at Bartow Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UAB's No. 74-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 25 at 63 PPG. The Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 41.54% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.43% per game.

A few Blue Raiders at Blazers trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
UAB is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games
UAB is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home