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Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs UAB Blazers

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Bartow Arena against the UAB Blazers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the UAB Blazers as -13.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will look to cover the spread vs the UAB Blazers on Thursday, as the Golden Eagles are 6-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blazers are 6-4 ATS. Southern Mississippi is 8-4 against the total, while UAB is 4-5-1 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UAB Blazers at No. 56 and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at No. 262 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UAB's No. 62-ranked scoring average of 79.44 PPG, against a Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles defense rated No. 130 and allowing 71 PPG. The UAB Blazers FG% has averaged 49.15% to date this season, more than the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (45.22% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cortez Edwards scored 20 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Southern Mississippi on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles to a 93-83 victory over UTSA at Reed Green Coliseum.

UAB got 18 points from Chris Cokley en route to a 75-64 victory over Florida International on Saturday at FIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Mississippi is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Mississippi's last 6 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Southern Mississippi is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing UAB
  • UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Mississippi
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games when playing Southern Mississippi

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Mississippi at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, January 13th
UAB at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, January 13th

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