UAB Blazers vs. Memphis Tigers ATS Prediction


The UAB Blazers (6-2) will travel to FedExForum to clash against the Memphis Tigers (4-4). Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

UAB Blazers at Memphis Tigers ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Tigers defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 76-61, while the Blazers beat the Mercer Bears 75-67.

UAB played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.537 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8. Mercer put up marks of 0.322 and 25.6, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Memphis’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over Tennessee Tech. The Tigers had a rate of 15.1, while the Golden Eagles posted a mark of 28.6. Kyvon Davenport had a good outing for Memphis, finishing with 30 points and 10 rebounds. Zack Bryant played a key role for UAB with 12 points and five assists.

The Blazers won the only game between these two teams last year, 71-56. Making free throws was one of UAB’s biggest strengths. They were 18-21 (85.7 percent), while the Tigers were just 4-10 (40.0 percent).

The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Tigers rank 21st in offensive rebounding percentage (35.4 percent), while UAB ranks 51st in defensive rebounding percentage (74.8 percent) since the 2017-18 season.

UAB at Memphis Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Memphis, ATS Winner – Memphis, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UAB averages 15.8 assists per game, which ranks 43rd in the nation. Memphis ranks 229th in assists allowed per game (14.5).
  • The Blazers average 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 131st in the nation. The Tigers rank 189th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • Memphis ranks 203rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.3) while UAB ranks 258th (24.9).
  • The Tigers rank 122nd in steals per game (6.4) while the Blazers rank 218th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
  • UAB ranks 19th in rebounds allowed per game (31.1) while Memphis ranks 78th (33.4).