In the quarterfinals of the NIT, the No. 4 seed UAB Blazers (27-9, 16-7-2 ATS) will face off against the No. 2 seed Vanderbilt Commodores (22-14, 20-16-0 ATS). Despite both teams playing well recently, only one will advance to the Orleans Arena next week. Vanderbilt, as the higher seed, will host the game in Memorial Gymnasium (TN) at 7:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Let’s wait and see who comes out on top.
UAB has been playing incredibly since late January, winning 14 of their last 16 games, including both of their NIT games with double-digit margins. In their previous game, a 77-59 win, Ty Brewer scored 25 points, his highest of the season. With a 50% team shooting percentage and a +14 rebounding advantage, they have a good chance of winning most nights. UAB is 49th in the ratings, with an adjusted tempo ranking of 31st. Despite their impressive record, they finished third in C-USA and have a 6-5 road record. They are ranked 10th in points per game, averaging 81.5, and have a solid efficiency rate with a 35.8% clip from beyond the arc and a 45.7% field goal percentage. They also grab the fifth-most offensive rebounds per game in the country (13.4) and limit their opponents to 31.8% from three-point range.
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Vanderbilt has won 12 of their last 14 games since February and narrowly escaped defeat against Michigan on Saturday, winning 66-65. They have a 14-5 record on their home court and are ranked 80th in the ratings, finishing sixth in the challenging SEC this season. Their strength is their offense, ranked 25th in the adjusted offensive efficiency ratings. They commit the fewest turnovers per game in the SEC (10.8) and have a decent 33.9% three-point shooting percentage. On defense, they struggle to force turnovers, with only 10.3 per game, and have difficulty preventing offensive rebounds (11.6 per game). They are ranked 50th in the nation for allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.4% from beyond the arc.
UAB Blazers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Game Information
- Date: 03/22/2023
- Time: 05:00 PM ET
- Location: Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN.
- How to Watch UAB vs Vanderbilt : ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
UAB vs Vanderbilt Betting Lines
UAB is +190 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $190.On the other side, Vanderbilt is -230 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $43.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has UAB at a 34.48% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Vanderbilt has 69.70% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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