Florida Atlantic vs. UAB - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (16-13) at Florida Atlantic Owls (8-19)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (FAU Arena)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers and Florida Atlantic Owls square off Thursday night at the FAU Arena.
The UAB Blazers hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, UAB is averaging 68.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 68.4 points on 42 percent shooting. Robert Brown is averaging 13.3 points and 2.9 assists while Hakeem Baxter is averaging eight points and 2.7 rebounds. Chris Cokley is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Nick Norton is dishing 3.9 assists. The UAB Blazers have seven players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 75.1 percent from the line and 32.6 percent from deep. Defensively, UAB is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in six of its last eight games.
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The Florida Atlantic Owls hope to snap an 11-game losing skid. On the season, FAU is averaging 62.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 68.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Marquan Botley is averaging 13.8 points and 3.8 assists while Solomon Poole is averaging 12.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Jackson Trapp is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Raffington is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls have four players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from deep. Defensively, FAU is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four straight games.
The Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
You see what the UAB Blazers are doing against the number? You'd be sitting on a pile of cash if you just backed the Blazers in their last 16 games. Take the road team and the reasonable chalk.