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UAB Blazers host Georgia Southern Eagles in college basketball action

Georgia Southern EaglesUAB Blazers
4-5December 15, 2013, 08:00 | Bartow Arena6-2

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UAB and Georgia Southern on Sunday, with the host Blazers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

UAB will face the 4-5 Eagles, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blazers are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 2-1 favoring the OVER.

View Georgia Southern Eagles vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UAB Blazers as -15.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Blazers sit at No. 171 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 232 on the same chart.

Georgia Southern won its last outing, a 79-61 result against South Carolina State on December 7. Georgia Southern got 22 points from Angel Matias en route to a 79-61 victory over South Carolina State on Saturday at SHM Memorial Center.

UAB was a 74-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northeastern. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. UAB earned a 74-69 victory over Northeastern on Saturday, getting 19 points from Chad Frazier at Matthews Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 65 nationally ranked offense (78.33 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 178 at 72.7 PPG. The Blazers have been averaging 42.81% from the field, less than the Eagles have managed so far this season (45.53% on average).

A few Eagles at Blazers trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Southern home to Kennesaw State, Wednesday, December 18th
UAB at Chattanooga, Wednesday, December 18th