735 UAB -4 vs 736 W. Ky

Analysis: Expected to win Conference USA, UAB started slowly in pre conference play, standing 3-3 after its first 6 games. But the Blazers have not lost since back to back losses to Illinois and Virginia Tech, reeling off 14 straight wins (8-2 ATS). They are 7-0 SU in conference play (5-2 ATS) although only 2 of those conference games have been on the road. But this has not been a typical season for Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers are just 2-5 (SU and ATS) in conference play as they play their first home game since January 9. This is normally a spot in which I would back the home dog but with UAB playing as well as they have the line is priced a couple of points below where I would put it for this matchup. I expect Western Kentucky to keep this game close and they might even make for a good first half play but ultimately UAB wears down the Hilltoppers in a game I have them winning by from 7 to 10 points.