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UAB BlazersRice Owls
Jan 18, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls Odds


The Owls hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the UAB Blazers pay a visit to Autry Court on the college basketball betting menu.

Rice battles the Blazers, currently sitting with a 5-11 mark (5-8-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5-1 for the Owls and 1-13 for the Blazers.

View UAB vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blazers listed as 4.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 49 (Owls) and the No. 113 (Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-62 result in favor of the Owls has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rice's No. 27-rated squad against UAB's No. 165-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rice rates No. 255 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 269 nationally with 5.1 per match.

Defensively, UAB features the nation's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.1 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.

UAB lost its last outing, a 59-55 result against Southern Miss on January 14. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. UAB suffered a 59-55 loss against Southern Miss on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jordan Swing in a losing effort at Reed Green Coliseum.

In their last action, Rice was a 50-49 winner on the road against Tulane. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Arsalan Kazemi scored 12 points leading the Owls to a 50-49 victory over Tulane at Fogelman Arena on Saturday.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Central Florida are 4-3
After playing Southern Miss are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 3-7
After playing Tulane are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Blazers at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UAB's last 8 games on the road
UAB is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
UAB is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games when playing UAB
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB home to Central Florida, Saturday, January 21
Rice home to Tulsa, Saturday, January 21