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UAB Blazers visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college basketball clash

UAB BlazersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
11-3January 11, 2014, 06:00 | Murphy Center10-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Middle Tennessee and UAB on Saturday, with the host Blue Raiders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Middle Tennessee will face the 11-3 Blazers, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 5-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blazers are 4-6 favoring the OVER.

View UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

The Blazers were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Raiders at No. 111 and the Blazers at No. 89 heading into this contest.

In their last action, UAB was a 96-75 winner at home against Newberry. UAB cruised to victory on Saturday, running Newberry out of the gym and running up a 96-75 score at Bartow Arena.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 74-66 winner as they battled Tennessee State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 74-66 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Neiko Hunter at Gentry Complex.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Middle Tennessee's No. 28-rated squad against UAB's No. 1-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Middle Tennessee rates No. 206 in the country with 5.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 204 nationally with 5.07 per match.

A few Blazers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
UAB is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
UAB is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
UAB is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Middle Tennessee is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB home to Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, January 16th
Middle Tennessee at Texas El Paso, Thursday, January 16th