Betting on today's Bulldogs and Blazers game? Catch the action at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL, as the Blazers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and the Blazers are the home favorites against the Bulldogs in a non-conference matchup.


The Pick: UAB Blazers -5.5

This game will be played at Bartow Arena at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blazers.
  • Not only will UAB pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Are the Bulldogs Ready for a Road Win?

In today's game against UAB, UNC Asheville, who currently holds an 8-6 record, will take the court. When playing away from home, the Bulldogs have a record of 3-3, while they are 0-2 when playing at home. UNC Asheville's ATS record is currently under .500 at 2-6. In their last ten games this season, UNC Asheville has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

UNC Asheville comes in with an over/under record of 4-4-0 through 14 games, with their games averaging a combined 153.6 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Bulldogs' over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 147 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 81.4 points per game, UNC Asheville struggled in their previous game. Against Appalachian State, the Bulldogs scored 76 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.2%. Josh Banks led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 33 points. Additionally, Nicholas McMullen chipped in with 12 points.

So far, the Bulldogs' defense is ranked 206th in the country at 73.9 points per contest. UNC Asheville will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Appalachian State to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.

Will UAB Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

UAB improved their record to 7-5 after defeating Alabama A&M by a score of 93-82. In away games, the Blazers have a 2-2 record while at home they are 3-3. UAB has a subpar ATS performance, sitting at 4-6. In their previous five games, they are 1-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, UAB has an over/under record of 7-3-0, with their games averaging 151.4 points per game on average. The Blazers have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 160 points per game.

UAB finished with 93 points in their game against Alabama A&M. This total surpasses their season-average of 76.4 points per game. Yaxel Lendenborg was the leading scorer for the Blazers, putting up 16 points. In addition, Eric Gaines contributed 15 points.

On defense, UAB is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.3 points per game. UAB's three-point defense is currently 85th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.2% of their shots vs. UAB.