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UAB vs. Florida Atlantic - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls (7-5) at UAB Blazers (5-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)

The Line: UAB Blazers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The UAB Blazers and the Florida Atlantic Owls face off on Thursday in Bartow arena in Conference USA college basketball action.

The UAB Blazers are 5-9 this season and they are coming off of a road win at Middle Tennessee State in their CUSA opener. UAB is averaging 63.1 points and they are shooting 39.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents shoot 43.2 percent. Robert Brown leads the Blazers averaging 13.5 points per game. C.J. Washington is averaging 9.6 points, Hakeem Baxter is averaging 7.1 points, and Tyler Madison is averaging 6.9 points. UAB is 4-4 at home this season.

UAB vs. Florida Atlantic - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida Atlantic Owls are 7-5 this season but they are coming off of a home loss in their Conference USA opener against FIU. FAU is averaging 62.6 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent form the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Marquan Botley leads the owls averaging 12 points per game. Jackson Trapp is averaging 11.7 points, Solomon Poole is averaging 15.6 points, and Justin Raffington is averaging 9.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. Florida Atlantic is 2-4 on the road this season.

UAB is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-6 against the spread following a win. Florida Atlantic is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-6 against the spread following a loss, and 0-8 against the spread against CUSA.

This looks like a tough one and though it is just a lean at best I will take UAB and lay the points. 

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UAB Blazers -3

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