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Illinois State Redbirds vs UAB Blazers College Basketball Betting Preview

Illinois State Redbirds


UAB Blazers
Sunday, December 07, 2014 3:00 PM ET
Bartow Arena

Illinois State takes to the basketball court against UAB on Sunday, hoping to send the Blazers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Bartow Arena.

Illinois State Redbirds vs UAB Blazers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The UAB Blazers were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Illinois State Redbirds vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UAB Blazers sit at 3-5 (3-3 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Illinois State Redbirds are currently 3-3 (3-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UAB is 1-2 OU, and Illinois State is 3-1 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 268-ranked UAB Blazers and the No. 69-rated Illinois State Redbirds in this matchup.

How Illinois State Redbirds vs UAB Blazers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UAB's No. 205-ranked scoring average of 64 PPG, against a Illinois State Redbirds defense rated No. 137 and allowing 65.33 PPG. The UAB Blazers FG% has averaged 39.74% to date this season, less than the Illinois State Redbirds shooters have managed so far (43.19% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Redbirds got 18 points from DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, but it was Virginia Commonwealth that prevailed in a 66-62 final on Tuesday at Redbird Arena.

The Blazers grabbed a 58-48 win over the Eagles on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from C.J. Washington at Bartow Arena.

Illinois State Redbirds vs UAB Blazers Betting Odds Trends

Illinois State is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Illinois State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
UAB is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
UAB is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

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Illinois State at DePaul, Sunday, December 14th
UAB at UNC Asheville, Sunday, December 14th