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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Texas Longhorns Over UAB Blazers

The Texas Longhorns will hit the floor running against the away UAB Blazers Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UAB Blazers opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

UAB Blazers vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 5-5 and 4-5 ATS Texas Longhorns will face the 6-5 UAB Blazers, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Texas Longhorns are 1-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the UAB Blazers are 2-5.

The Longhorns - Blazers odds would favor the Longhorns if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 174 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UAB is at No. 240.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Texas's No. 225-ranked scoring average of 68.8 PPG, against a UAB Blazers defense rated No. 117 and allowing 69.27 PPG. The Texas Longhorns FG% has averaged 42.53% to date this season, less than the UAB Blazers shooters have managed so far (45.82% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UAB suffered a 62-55 loss against Memphis on Saturday, getting 16 points from Chris Cokley in a losing effort at FedExForum.

Tevin Mack scored 18 points leading the Longhorns to a 71-65 victory over Long Beach State at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • UAB is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • UAB is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UAB home to Miles College, Wednesday, December 28th
Texas at Kent State, Tuesday, December 27th