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UAB Blazers vs UTEP Miners College Basketball Betting Preview

The UTEP Miners will be trying to slam the UAB Blazers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Don Haskins Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UAB Blazers opened as -4-point favorites 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 UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the UTEP Miners are 6-14 overall and 5-10 ATS, while the UAB Blazers are 14-8 and 7-10 ATS. As for the betting totals, UTEP boasts a 6-9 on the OU, and UAB is 8-9.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 246-ranked UTEP Miners and the No. 109-rated UAB Blazers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UTEP has the nation's No. 224-rated offensive output, at 68.65 PPG. The visiting UAB Blazers defense ranks No. 99 allowing on average 69.73 PPG. The Miners FG% has averaged 45.89% so far, less than the UTEP Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Blazers and Golden Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Southern Mississippi was handed a 87-43 defeat on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

UTEP cruised to victory on Saturday, running Marshall out of the gym and running up a 91-68 score at Cam Henderson Center.

Betting Trends
  • UAB is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • UAB is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games
  • UAB is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • UTEP is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • UTEP is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UTEP's last 5 games
  • UTEP is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UAB at UTSA, Saturday, February 4th
UTEP at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 4th