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UAB Blazers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

The UAB Blazers will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Sunday when they play host to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Bartow Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the UAB Blazers betting line as 5.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs UAB Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 15-13 and 8-15 ATS UAB Blazers will face the 24-4 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, who own a 19-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the UAB Blazers are 10-13 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 8-18-1.

The Blazers - Blue Raiders odds would favor the Blue Raiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UAB is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Middle Tennessee is at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 158 nationally ranked offense (72.82 points per game) against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense that sits as the No. 17 at 63.04 PPG. The UAB Blazers have been averaging 46.63% from the field, less than the Blue Raiders have managed so far this season (48.64% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UAB suffered a 76-64 loss against Western Kentucky on Sunday, getting 18 points from William Lee in a losing effort at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • UAB is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UAB is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games
  • UAB is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to Florida International, Thursday, March 2nd
UAB at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, March 2nd