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Conference USA Tournament - UAB Blazers Favored by -5 Point Spread Against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers


UAB Blazers
Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Legacy Arena

The UAB Blazers host Western Kentucky on Thursday, looking to build on their 16-15 mark against the 20-11 Hilltoppers in college basketball betting action at Legacy Arena.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The UAB Blazers betting line opened as -5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UAB Blazers sport a record of 16-15 and 16-12-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have 20-11 and 14-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-11-1 for the UAB Blazers and 13-8-1 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 132-rated Western Kentucky Hilltoppers taking on the No. 59-rated UAB Blazers in this contest.

How Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 100 nationally ranked offense (69.13 points per game) against a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense that sits as the No. 162 at 67.61 PPG. The UAB Blazers have been averaging 42.65% from the field, less than the Hilltoppers have managed so far this season (43.53% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hilltoppers grabbed a 59-45 win over the Thundering Herd on Wednesday, behind a 18-point effort from Chris Harrison-Docks at Legacy Arena.

UAB got 17 points from Nick Norton but lost anyway, 70-66, to Florida International on Saturday at U.S. Century Bank Arena.