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NCAA Basketball Odds: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers

The UAB Blazers will hit the floor running against the away Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers opened as 10.5-point underdogs 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).

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

UAB Blazers battles the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, currently sitting with a 14-14 mark (11-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 13-11 for the UAB Blazers and 13-11 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UAB Blazers rated this week at No. 51 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sitting at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UAB's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 79.61 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 214 at 75.82 PPG. The Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 48.61% so far, more than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hilltoppers grabbed a 78-72 win over the Blue Raiders on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Aaron Cosby at Murphy Center.

The Blazers got 19 points from Dirk Williams as UAB ran past Marshall 95-91 on Thursday at Bartow Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 8 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UAB
  • UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UAB is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UAB's last 5 games
  • UAB is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to Southern Miss, Thursday, March 3rd
UAB at Florida International, Thursday, March 3rd