UAB vs. North Texas - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (7-12) at UAB Blazers (16-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and UAB Blazers meet Saturday night at the Bartow Arena.
The North Texas Mean Green need a win after losing five of their last eight games. Th North Texas Mean Green are averaging 72.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jeremy Combs is averaging 14.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while J-Mychal Reese is averaging 14.8 points and 4.1 assists. Deckie Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Michael Brown is dishing 2.7 assists. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 59.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mean Green are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are 32.6 grabbing rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have lost 12 of their last 15 road games.
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The UAB Blazers haven’t lost a single game since December. The UAB Blazers are averaging 77 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Chris Cokley is averaging 14 points and 6.7 rebounds while Robert Brown is averaging 12.9 points and 3.2 assists. William Lee is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Nick Norton is dishing 5.4 assists. The UAB Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Blazers are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have won 20 straight home games.
The Mean Green Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
UAB is playing great ball right now and is looking like a possible NCAA Tournament team. North Texas not so much and continues to have big problems on the defensive end. Look for the Blazers to win a blowout.