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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Underdogs vs UAB Blazers

The UAB Blazers will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in Western Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UAB Blazers were listed as -2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

UAB Blazers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UAB Blazers have watched them go 17-3 and 10-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are at 10-9 and 7-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-6, while the UAB Blazers have a 7-9 mark.

The Hilltoppers - Blazers odds would favor the Blazers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Kentucky is rated No. 212 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UAB is at No. 45.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 77.1 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 59 at 66.9 PPG. The Hilltoppers field goal percentage has averaged 46.52% so far, less than the Blazers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.78% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Blazers and Mean Green didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Texas was handed a 78-57 defeat on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

Western Kentucky suffered a 88-71 loss against Charlotte on Saturday, getting 21 points from Justin Johnson in a losing effort at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UAB is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • UAB is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UAB at Marshall, Saturday, January 30th
Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, January 30th