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Tulsa Golden Hurricane home to UAB Blazers in NCAA Basketball betting action

UAB BlazersTulsa Golden Hurricane
12-6January 25, 2014, 04:05 | Reynolds Center9-10

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the UAB Blazers at Reynolds Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Hurricane are 10-6 ATS. UAB is 5-9 against the total, while Tulsa is 7-9 versus the number.

View UAB Blazers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as -4.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Golden Hurricane - Blazers odds would favor the Golden Hurricane if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tulsa is rated No. 75 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UAB is at No. 104.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 76-65 loser as they battled North Texas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Blazers endured a 76-65 loss at the hands of the Mean Green on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Chad Frazier at The Super Pit.

Tulsa was a 58-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Middle Tennessee. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Tulsa earned a 58-53 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday, getting 16 points from James Woodard at Reynolds Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 111-ranked offense, averaging 73.53 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 173 at 71.39 PPG. The Golden Hurricane field goal percentage has averaged 43.64% so far, more than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.33% per game.

A few Blazers at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
UAB is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
UAB is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
UAB is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UAB's last 9 games on the road
Tulsa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tulsa is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB home to Old Dominion, Thursday, January 30th
Tulsa at North Texas, Saturday, February 1st