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    The No. 3 seed UAB Blazers (23-8, 14-6 C-USA) are 14-point favorites in C-USA Tournament against the No. 6 seed Rice Owls (18-14, 8-12 C-USA) on Thursday at Ford Center at The Star. The matchup tips off at 9:30 PM and airs on ESPN+, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Blazers vs. Owls?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Frisco, Texas
    • Arena: Ford Center at The Star

    Betting Lines for Blazers vs. Owls

    UAB vs Rice Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    UAB -14 156

    UAB Betting Stats & Information

    • UAB has won 81.5% of its games this season when the moneyline favorite (22-5).
    • The Blazers have played in 10 games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -1106 or shorter and won each time.
    • The Blazers’ ATS record is 14-17-0 this season.
    • The Owls are a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 14 points or more this year.
    • The average point total in UAB’s games this year is 2.8 fewer points than the total of 156 in this matchup.

    Rice Betting Stats & Info

    • Rice has won five, or 33.3%, of the 15 games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • This season, the Owls have been at least a +681 underdog on the moneyline two times, losing each of those contests.
    • The Owls’ ATS record is 14-15-0 this season.
    • The Owls are a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 14 points or more this season.
    • The average total for Rice’s games this season is 2.7 fewer points than the point total of 156 for this outing.

    UAB vs. Rice Season Stat Comparison

    UAB Rank UAB AVG Rice AVG Rice Rank
    9th 82.2 Points Scored 77.2 53rd
    205th 71 Points Allowed 76.1 332nd
    2nd 37.7 Rebounds 32.7 116th
    3rd 11.9 Off. Rebounds 7.2 287th
    194th 7.3 3pt Made 8.9 37th
    51st 15 Assists 15.4 37th
    231st 12.4 Turnovers 12.4 231st

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    UAB Blazers Leaders

    • The scoring leader for the Blazers this season is Jordan Walker, who averages 23.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game.
    • UAB’s leading rebounder is Trey Jemison averaging 8.3 boards per game and its best passer is Eric Gaines and his 4.6 assists per game.
    • The Blazers get the most three-point shooting production out of Walker, who makes 4.4 threes per game.

    Rice Owls Leaders

    • Max Fiedler puts up 7.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game, placing him at the top of the Owls’ rebound and assists leaderboards.
    • Quincy Olivari scores 19.3 points per game, putting him at the top of the Rice scoring leaderboard. He also grabs six rebounds and adds 2.2 assists per game.
    • Olivari is reliable from three-point range and leads the Owls with 2.8 made threes per game.
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