UAB vs. Western Kentucky - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (16-8) at UAB Blazers (13-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face off on Thursday at Bartow Arena is Conference USA college basketball action.
The UAB Blazers are 13-13 this season but they have lost their last two games. UAB is averaging 68.3 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Robert Brown leads the Blazers averaging 13.5 points per game. Hakeem Baxter is averaging 7.7 points, C.J. Washington is averaging 7.6 points, and Tosin Mehinti is averaging 7.5 points. UAB is 10-4 at home and 9-4 in Conference USA.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 16-8 this season but they have lost their last two games. WKU is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. T.J. Price leads the Hilltoppers averaging 17.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. George Fant is averaging 13.5 points and 8.7 rebounds, Chris Harrison-Docks is averaging 11.4 points, and Trency Jackson is averaging 10.3 points. WKU is 4-5 on the road and 9-3 in CUSA.
UAB is 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 9-4 against the spread following a loss. Western Kentucky is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games, 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games, and 12-4-1 against the spread following a loss.
One team is going to stop the bleeding here and I see that being WKU, the better team getting points.