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UAB Blazers host Southern Miss Golden Eagles in college basketball action

Southern Miss Golden EaglesUAB Blazers
21-3February 13, 2014, 09:00 | Bartow Arena14-9

Southern Miss pays a visit to UAB on Thursday, hoping to send the Blazers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bartow Arena.

Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 21-3 and 15-6 ATS on the year, while the Blazers are at 14-9 and 8-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Blazers are 8-11, while the Golden Eagles have a 10-10 mark.

View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Golden Eagles were listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 199-ranked Blazers and the No. 6-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup.

Southern Miss was an 81-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Charlotte. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles grabbed an 81-64 win over the 49ers on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Jerrold Brooks at Reed Green Coliseum.

UAB was an 82-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida Atlantic. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. UAB got 19 points from Rod Rucker but lost anyway, 82-71, to Florida Atlantic on Saturday at FAU Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 66 nationally ranked offense (75.13 points per game) against a Golden Eagles defense that sits as the No. 16 at 61.58 PPG. The Blazers have been averaging 42.11% from the field, less than the Golden Eagles have managed so far this season (46.84% on average).

A few Golden Eagles at Blazers trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Miss is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
UAB is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
UAB is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
UAB is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Miss

Next up:
Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 15th
UAB at Tulane, Saturday, February 15th