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UAB Blazers vs Houston Cougars Betting Preview

Houston CougarsUAB Blazers
Feb 1, 9:00 PM | Bartow Arena

Houston Cougars vs UAB Blazers Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between UAB and Houston on Wednesday, with the host Blazers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Blazers bring a 7-13 record (7-10-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-9 Cougars, who are 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UAB go 2-16 so far and the Cougars go 6-3-2.

View Houston vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with UAB in this one will find them as 9-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blazers rated this week at No. 129 and the Cougars sitting at No. 149. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 69-64 result in favor of the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 330 nationally ranked offense (58.6 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 289 at 72.5 PPG. The Blazers have been averaging 41.8% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).

Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 281-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

Houston was an 81-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Miners were burned for 25 points by Jonathon Simmons on Saturday as the Cougars put another game in the win column, 81-76, at Hofheinz Pavilion.

UAB lost its last outing, a 73-66 result against East Carolina on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. UAB got 17 points from Preston Purifoy but lost anyway, 73-66, to East Carolina on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 4-6
After playing Texas El Paso are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Texas El Paso are 5-5
After playing East Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cougars at Blazers trends to consider:
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against UAB
UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UAB's last 7 games
UAB is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Tulane, Saturday, February 4
UAB at Texas El Paso, Saturday, February 4