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Jan 12, 8:30 PM | Bartow Arena

Memphis Tigers vs UAB Blazers Odds


The UAB Blazers host Memphis on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-8 mark against the 11-3 Tigers in college hoops action at Bartow Arena.

UAB battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 11-3 mark (4-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-5 for the Blazers and 7-1-1 for the Tigers.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Blazers in this one found them listed as 7-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Tigers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 106-ranked Blazers and the No. 136-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-74 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UAB's No. 55-ranked offense, averaging 74.9 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 159 at 65.4 PPG. The Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 331-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.7 points per game. UAB, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 67-54 winner as they battled East Carolina at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite. Memphis earned a 67-54 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Joe Jackson at FedExForum.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 64-48 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. UAB got 17 points from Rod Rucker but lost anyway, 64-48, to Central Florida on Wednesday at UCF Arena.

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Rice are 7-0
After playing East Carolina are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Miss are 7-3
After playing Central Florida are 6-3
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
Memphis at Rice, Wednesday, January 16
UAB at Southern Miss, Saturday, January 19