UAB vs. Middle Tennessee State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (15-13) at UAB Blazers (15-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders face off on Saturday at Bartow Arena in Conference USA college basketball.
The UAB Blazers are 15-13 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. UAB is averaging 68.5 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Robert Brown leads the Blazers averaging 13.1 points per game. Hakeem Baxter is averaging 7.8 points, C.J. Washington is averaging 7.5 points, and Nick Norton is averaging 7.5 points. UAB is 12-4 at home and 11-4 in CUSA.
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 15-13 this season and they have won their last two games. MTSU is averaging 63.1 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents shoot 43.1 percent. Reggie Upshaw Jr. leads the Blue Raiders averaging 10.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 7.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, Jaqwan Raymond is averaging .1 points, and Darnell Harris is averaging 7.0 points. MTSU is 3-6 on the road and 8-7 in Conference USA.
UAB is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games, and 9-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Middle Tennessee State is 9-30 against the spread in their last 39 road games, 1-7-1 against the spread against Conference USA, and 0-3-1 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
UAB is just the much better team here and this umber looks to be a few points shy of where it should be so I will lay the points with UAB.