The UAB Blazers (5-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they challenge the Troy Trojans (5-3) at Trojan Arena. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 143.5 points with Troy set as a 2.5-point favorite. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
UAB Blazers vs. Troy Trojans Betting Preview
In the Blazers last matchup, they beat the Memphis Tigers, 71-56. Chris Cokley was the games high scorer with 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting. UAB played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.295 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 9.1 (better than their season average of 16.2). For those same stats, Memphis was 0.077 and 17.5, respectively.
The Trojans come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the UIC Flames in their last outing, 87-66. Troy rallied around Wesley Person, who was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Troy played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.600 (above their season average of 0.536) and a free throw rate of 0.250 (above their season average of 0.231). UIC was 0.450 and 0.200, respectively, for those same stats.
Both of these teams tend to finish under the O/U total. Games involving UAB have finished under 60.0 percent of the time, while Troy games have gone under 66.7 percent of the time. The Blazers have the superior straight up (SU) record (5-0 vs. 5-3), but the Trojans hold the clear advantage against the spread (ATS) (4-2 vs. 2-3).
The Blazers won the lone contest against the Trojans last season, 74-51. UAB did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (14-16; 87.5 percent). Troy, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (10.7 vs. 23.1).
UAB Blazers vs. Troy Trojans Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Troy, ATS Winner – Troy, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Trojans rank 188th in steals per game (6.0) while the Blazers rank 264th (5.1).
- UAB ranks 33rd in blocks per game (4.8) while Troy ranks 96th (3.8).
- Troy ranks 59th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while UAB ranks 293rd (17.9).
- The Blazers rank 41st in assists per game (15.8) while the Trojans rank 180th (13.3).
- UAB ranks 33rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while Troy ranks 163rd (34.9).