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Conference USA Tournament - NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Blazers underdogs vs Golden Eagles at Southern Miss

UAB BlazersSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
March 14, 1:00 PM | BOK Center

UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on BOK Center Thursday as host Southern Miss looks to handle the UAB Blazers in NCAA hoops action.

The Conference USA Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. The game is being played at BOK Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Southern Miss battles the Blazers, currently sitting with a 16-16 mark (11-18 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-13 for the Golden Eagles and 13-14 for the Blazers.

View UAB vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Eagles in this one found them listed as 6-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blazers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 149-rated UAB taking on the No. 17-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-70 win for the Golden Eagles on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Miss has the nation's No. 40-rated offensive output, at 73.7 PPG. The visiting Blazers defense ranks No. 278 allowing on average 70.9 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 48% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 283-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, UAB was a 53-52 winner at home against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. UAB got 17 points from Jordan Swing en route to a 53-52 victory over Southern Methodist on Wednesday at BOK Center.

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 70-62 winner at home against Central Florida. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Dwayne Davis poured in a team-high 34 points for Southern Miss on Saturday, as they defeated Central Florida 70-62 at Reed Green Coliseum.

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