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Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners face UAB Blazers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Texas-San Antonio RoadrunnersUAB Blazers
6-9January 16, 2014, 08:00 | Bartow Arena11-4

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bartow Arena Thursday as host UAB looks to handle the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners in NCAA hoops action.

The Blazers sport a record of 11-4 and 6-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Roadrunners have 6-9 and 2-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the Blazers and 5-1 for the Roadrunners.

View Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Blazers in this one found them listed as -20.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Roadrunners was expected to move the line.

The Blazers sit at No. 102 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Roadrunners sit at No. 321 on the same chart.

In their last action, Texas-San Antonio was an 85-77 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas-San Antonio earned an 85-77 victory over Charlotte on Saturday, getting 22 points from Devon Agusi at UTSA Convocation Center.

Last time out for UAB, they were an 89-84 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. UAB got 28 points from Chad Frazier on the way to an 89-84 loss against Middle Tennessee on Saturday at Murphy Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UAB's No. 53-ranked scoring average of 77.87 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense rated No. 245 and allowing 78.67 PPG. The Blazers FG% has averaged 43.17% to date this season, less than the Roadrunners shooters have managed so far (45.38% per game).

Next up:
Texas-San Antonio at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, January 18th
UAB at Texas El Paso, Saturday, January 18th