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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Tigers over Blazers

UAB BlazersMemphis Tigers
March 9, 12:00 PM | FedExForum

UAB Blazers vs Memphis Tigers Odds

15-15TEAM RECORD26-4

A key college battle sees the visiting UAB Blazers travelling to Memphis Saturday to take on the Tigers.

Memphis battles the Blazers, currently sitting with a 15-15 mark (11-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-8-1 for the Tigers and 12-13 for the Blazers.

View UAB vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Memphis sat as 15.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked Tigers and the No. 128-rated Blazers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-72 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Memphis's No. 51-rated squad against UAB's No. 61-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 224 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 114 nationally with 6.7 per match.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 264-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 74-70 loser as they battled Central Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Blazers endured a 74-70 loss at the hands of the Knights on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Rod Rucker at Bartow Arena.

Memphis won its last outing, a 56-54 result against Texas El Paso on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Memphis earned a 56-54 victory over Texas El Paso on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Chris Crawford at Haskins Center.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Central Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
After playing Texas El Paso are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Blazers at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UAB's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UAB's last 9 games when playing on the road against Memphis
UAB is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
UAB is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UAB
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UAB