Florida Atlantic Owls vs. UAB Blazers - 2/8/14
UAB Blazers (14-8) at Florida Atlantic Owls (8-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm (FAU Arena)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers and Florida Atlantic Owls will meet in a matchup between two of the worst teams in the Conference USA.
The Blazers have lost four of their last six games, including two straight. The reason for their worst stretch of basketball this season has a lot to do with a team that’s shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 27.7 percent from downtown in their last five games. Even the 40 rebounds is six less than their season average. UAB has lost four of its last five games when it has given up more than 70 points. The Blazers are 8-10 against the spread and 5-4 ATS on the road.
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Florida Atlantic has lost three of its last four games, including two of its last three at home. The Owls continue to stay in games thanks to a defense that allows just 68.2 points per game, but the offense isn’t carrying its own weight. The Owls score just 67 points per game on 42.7 percent shooting. In fact, they haven’t scored at least 70 points in six straight games. Against the spread, the Owls are 10-8 and 4-2 at home.
With the way both teams have had a hard time putting the ball in the hoop, the under may be worth a look when the total drops.
From a spread perspective, Florida Atlantic is probably your best bet. It has been decent against the number on its home court and has played consistent defense. With the way UAB has been shooting recently, this should be a close game until the very end.
Take Florida Atlantic and the one point.