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NCAA Basketball Odds: UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls

UAB Blazers


Rice Owls
Saturday, February 14, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Autry Court

The Rice Owls host UAB on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-15 mark against the 13-12 Blazers in college basketball betting action at Autry Court.

UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Rice Owls to cover the point spread in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls sit at 8-15 (10-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UAB Blazers are currently 13-12 (14-9 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Rice is 6-9 OU, and UAB is 9-8-1 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 176-ranked Rice Owls and the No. 17-rated UAB Blazers in this matchup.

How UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls Stats Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 231-ranked offense, averaging 61.78 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 175 at 67.92 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 41.19% so far, less than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.81% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Hakeem Baxter scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Blazers to a win (they lost 67-64 to North Texas at The Super Pit on Thursday).

The Owls got 24 points from Marcus Jackson as Rice ran past Middle Tennessee 71-68 on Thursday at Autry Court.

UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls Betting Odds Trends

UAB is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
UAB is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games
UAB is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rice is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games at home
Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UAB

Next Betting Matchups

UAB home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 19th
Rice at Florida International, Thursday, February 19th