NIT Tournament Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UAB Blazers

by Dirty on March 23, 2010

The fans at Bartow Arena will be treated to a game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the UAB Blazers when they take their seats on Tuesday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blazers listed as 4-point favorites versus the Tar Heels, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

North Carolina knocked off top seed Mississippi State 76-74 on Larry Drew II’s layup with four seconds left on the clock in the second round of the NIT at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday.

UNC covered as a 7.5-point road underdog while the final score played OVER the 144.5-point total.

Elijah Millsap poured in 23 points to lead UAB over NC State 72-52 in the second round of the NIT on Saturday. UAB covered the 5-point spread, and the combined score made it OVER the posted total of 123.

Team records:
North Carolina: 18-16 SU, 10-20-1 ATS
UAB: 25-8 SU, 17-13-1 ATS

North Carolina most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

UAB most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of North Carolina’s last 19 games
North Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
UAB is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB’s last 5 games
UAB is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
UAB is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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