Betting on today’s Shockers 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 American Athletic conference contest is set at 147 points, with UAB being favored by -8 at home against Wichita State.

WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS VS UAB BLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UAB Blazers -8

This game will be played at Bartow Arena at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE UAB BLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Blazers.
  • Not only will UAB pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Shockers Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Wichita State enters this game with a record of 11-17, including a 3-11 mark in American Athletic Conference play. On the road, the Shockers have gone just 2-9 this season, and they have lost their last eight games away from home.

For the year, Wichita State has been the underdog in 13 of their 28 games, and they have gone just 1-12 in those contests. In their last game, the Shockers defeated Tulsa by a score of 79-63.

As the underdog, Wichita State has struggled vs. the spread this year, posting a 3-9-1 mark. Their overall ATS record is 9-16-1. On the road, the Shockers are just 3-7-1 vs. the spread this season and 1-3-1 in their last five road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Wichita State games is 12-14. Today’s over/under line of 147 is slightly higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.

Wichita State recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 79 points against Tulsa. This output exceeded their season average of 72.1 points per game. In terms of offense, the Shockers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 233rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 368th in percentage and 319th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Shockers’ defense is nationally ranked 199th, allowing 73.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Wichita State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.8% this season.

Can UAB Pull Off a Home Win?

UAB comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 15 of their 27 games this season. So far, they have gone 10-5 in those games. At home, the Blazers are 11-4 this season, and over their last ten games at home, they are 9-1.

On the other hand, Wichita State is the underdog, and they have gone 7-4 in that situation this season. As the underdog, they have gone 11-16. Over their last ten games, the Shockers are 5-5, and they are 18-9 overall.

As the favorite this season, UAB has gone just 5-9-1 vs. the spread. However, over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blazers have a record of 4-5-1. At home, UAB has an ATS mark of 8-6-1 this year and they are 6-2-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games.

UAB’s over/under record for the season sits at 15-11 and today’s line of 147 is below the average over/under line in their games this year (148.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is exactly 147 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Coming off their recent game, the UAB offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against Tulane. Their field goal percentage for the game was 53.6%, and they made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Yaxel Lendenborg with 26 points. Efrem Johnson also added 13 points for the Blazers.

The Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 245th nationally, allowing an average of 75.0 points per contest. So far, the UAB defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (573rd).