UAB Blazers vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: 1/31/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 31, 2021

The UAB Blazers (13-2) are big, 14.5-point favorites as they try to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-10) on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Bartow Arena. The game airs at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup’s over/under is set at 132.5.

Betting Information

UAB vs Middle Tennessee Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UAB -14.5 -110 -110 132.5 -110 -112 -1667 881

Computer Picks

Computer picks for UAB vs Middle Tennessee
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UAB (-14.5) Under (132.5) UAB 73 Middle Tennessee 57

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Total Facts

  • In 46.7% of their opportunities this year (seven of 15 chances), the Blazers and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s point total of 132.5 points.
  • Middle Tennessee has combined with its opponents to score at least 132.5 points in five of 13 games (38.5%) this year.
  • The Blazers and the Blue Raiders combine to average 3.3 more points per game than the over/under of 132.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 6.5 fewer points per game (126) than this matchup’s total of 132.5 points.
  • The average total the Blazers have had set in matchups this season is 1.0 more point than this outing’s point total.
  • Blue Raiders games this year have averaged a total of 128.2 points, 4.3 less than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Blazers put up 75 points per game, 7.5 more points than the 67.5 the Blue Raiders allow.
  • UAB has a 10-0 record overall and a 7-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 67.5 points.
  • Middle Tennessee is 0-3 against the spread and 0-3 overall when giving up more than 75 points.
  • The Blue Raiders put up an average of 60.8 points per game, only 2.3 more points than the 58.5 the Blazers allow.
  • Middle Tennessee is 2-0 against the spread and 3-5 overall when it scores more than 58.5 points.
  • UAB has an ATS record of 3-2 and a 4-2 record overall when its opponents score more than 60.8 points.
  • The Blazers have totaled 247 more points than their opponents this season (16.5 per game on average), while the Blue Raiders have been out-scored by 87 total points (6.7 per game average differential).

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UAB Betting Information

  • UAB is good against the spread, going 9-4 on the season.
  • The Blazers have posted a winning record of 4-0 against the spread when the spread is -14.5 or higher.
  • UAB has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 5 times in 13 contests (38.5%).

Middle Tennessee Betting Information

  • The Blue Raiders have a 2-10 record against the spread, covering in just 16.7% of their outings.
  • In most of Middle Tennessee’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (4 out of 12 games, 33.3%).

Head to Head

UAB vs Middle Tennessee (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/28/2021 UAB -10.5 134 -614 +443 Regular Season 70-59 UAB
2/15/2020 UAB -2 139 -137 +110 Regular Season 79-66 UAB
2/12/2020 UAB -7.5 134.5 -360 +275 Regular Season 83-72 UAB
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-78 MTNST
1/30/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-65 MTNST

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UAB Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Blazers is Tavin Lovan, who scores 13.3 points and distributes 2.9 assists per game.
  • Trey Jemison leads the Blazers in rebounding, grabbing 7.4 rebounds per game while also scoring 7.5 points a contest.
  • Jalen Benjamin’s 2.3 made threes per game lead the Blazers.
  • Quan Jackson is the Blazers leader in steals, averaging 2.7 steals per game, while Jemison leads them in blocks with 2.3 per contest.

Middle Tennessee Leaders

  • Dontrell Shuler’s points (12.6 per game) and assists (3.1 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Blue Raiders’ leaderboards.
  • The Blue Raiders’ top rebounder is Jo’Vontae Millner — he pulls down 5.8 per game while averaging 7.8 points per game.
  • Jordan Davis leads his teammates on the Blue Raiders with 1.3 made threes per contest.
  • Jordan Davis (1.8 steals per game) and Millner (0.6 blocks per game) lead the Blue Raiders in steals and blocks, respectively.
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