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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Blazers College Hoops Game Preview

Southern Methodist MustangsUAB Blazers
March 2, 3:00 PM | Bartow Arena

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs UAB Blazers Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Southern Methodist when they take on the UAB Blazers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

UAB will face the 14-14 Mustangs, who own a 13-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blazers are 11-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mustangs are 7-11-1 favoring the OVER.

View Southern Methodist vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blazers were listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blazers at No. 131 and the Mustangs at No. 177 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-69 result in favor of the Mustangs.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UAB's No. 69-ranked offense, averaging 72.2 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 69 at 62.1 PPG. The Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 51-rated mark, allowing 63.6 points per game on the highway. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 31 in scoring at home.

Southern Methodist was a 67-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rice. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist earned a 67-55 victory over Rice on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Shawn Williams at Moody Coliseum.

In their last action, UAB was a 76-71 winner on the road against Tulane. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Rod Rucker scored 26 points for UAB on Wednesday, leading the Blazers to a 76-71 win over Tulane at Fogelman Arena.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Rice are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Central Florida are 6-4
After playing Tulane are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Mustangs at Blazers trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UAB's last 7 games when playing Southern Methodist
UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
UAB is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Tulsa, Wednesday, March 6
UAB home to Central Florida, Wednesday, March 6