Planning on watching today's Bulldogs and Blazers game? Catch the action at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL, as the Blazers hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Blazers. The game's over/under currently sits at 149.5 points.

DRAKE BULLDOGS VS UAB BLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UAB Blazers +3.5

This game will be played at Bartow Arena at 3:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.

WHY BET THE UAB BLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Blazers.
  • Not only will UAB pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Bulldogs?

After their most recent game, a 74-57 victory over Missouri State, Drake now holds a record of 11-1. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Drake has gone 3-2. Taking a closer look at Drake's ATS performance, they currently stand at 3-4 heading into today's matchup. On the road, Drake has a 1-2 ATS record this season, and in their previous ten road games, they are 5-5 ATS.

Drake's games have, on average, featured 148.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142.8 points so far. When analyzing the Bulldogs' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 134 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

The Drake offense is coming off a game in which they scored 74 points vs. Missouri State. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.2% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Tucker DeVries, who is averaging 19 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Atin Wright also maintains a PPG average of 14.2 heading into game.

At this time, the Bulldogs' defense is positioned 73rd in the country, permitting 65.9 points per game. Drake's three-point defense is currently 75th in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. Drake.

Will UAB Make it Happen at Home?

UAB will have their 12th game of the season and hold a 6-5 record. The Blazers will come into the game with a 2-2 record on the road and a 3-3 record overall. Prior to today's game, UAB has a 4-6 record against the spread (ATS). In their previous five games, they are 0-4 vs. the spread.

UAB's games have, on average, featured 151.4 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 146.1 points so far. Looking at the Blazers' last three games, their over/under record is 2-0 with their games averaging 159 points per game.

In their latest game, UAB offense put up 93 points against Alabama A&M. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 8 threes. Coming into the game, the Blazers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 28%. On average, they get up 18.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 17.5 made free-throws.

At this time, the Blazers' defense is positioned 185th in the country, permitting 72.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. Drake. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.9%.