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UAB vs, Western Kentucky CUSA Tournament 3/12/15 - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (21-11) at UAB Blazers (16-15)

College Basketball: Thursday March 12, 2014 7PM EST Conference USA Tournament

The Line: UAB Blazers -5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds

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The UAB Blazers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face off on Thursday in Conference USA Tournament college basketball action.

The UAB Blazers are 16-15 this season and finished in fifth pace in the C-USA standings. UAB is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Robert Brown leads the Blazers averaging 12.9 points per game. Chris Cokley is averaging 8.1 points, Hakeem Baxter is averaging 7.8 points, and Nick Norton is averaging 7.7 points. UAB is 12-6 in Conference USA games and 0-3 in games played at a nutral site.

UAB vs, Western Kentucky CUSA Tournament 3/12/15 - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 20-11 this season and earned their spot in this game knocking off Marshall on Wednesday. WKU is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. T.J. Price leads the Hilltoppers averaging 17.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. George Fant is averaging 13.9 points and 8.5 rebounds, Chris Harrison-Docks is averaging 10.9 points, and Trency Jackson is averaging 10.5 points. Western Kentucky is 2-0 in neutral site games and 13-6 in Conference USA.

UAB is 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 games, 9-22 against the spread in their last 31 neutral site games, and 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. Western Kentucky is 36-17 against the spread in their last 53 neutral site games, 8-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.

UAB ended the season poorly with losses to FIU and FAU and WKU is just hotter so I will take the points with the Hilltoppers. 

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +5

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