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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers NCAA College Hoops Odds

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky hit the hard court against the Blazers of UAB.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers opened as 8.5-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

This college basketball season, the UAB Blazers are 9-7 overall and 3-8 ATS, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-8 and 5-9-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, UAB boasts a 4-7 on the OU, and Western Kentucky is 6-8-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UAB Blazers rated this week at No. 252 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sitting at No. 157.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rank No. 206 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.88 per game. That compares with UAB’s No. 129 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UAB is college basketball's No. 244-ranked team at 5.44 per game, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rate No. 199 with 6.47 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hilltoppers got 24 points from Que Johnson, but it was Old Dominion that prevailed in a 79-67 final on Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.

UAB got 20 points from William Lee en route to a 88-81 victory over Rice on Saturday at Autry Court.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • UAB is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • UAB is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • UAB is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, January 14th
UAB at Marshall, Saturday, January 14th