Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. UAB Blazers - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (17-3) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will host the UAB Blazers this Thursday.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers come into this game with a 10-10 record and are currently 11th in the C-USA. Western Kentucky has lost their last 2 games with their most recent game being a 88-71 loss to Charlotte. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Hilltoppers has been Justin Johnson who is averaging 17.0 points per game and 7.8 rebounds. Aaron Cosby is second on the team with 11.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds.
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The UAB Blazers come into this game with a 17-3 record and are currently 1st in the C-USA. The Blazers have been on fire winning their past 14 games with their most recent win coming against North Texas. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Blazers have been Chris Cokley who is averaging 14.1 points per game and 6.6 rebounds. Robert Brown is second on the team with 13.1 points per game and 3.3 assists.
The UAB Blazers are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 Thursday games. The Blazers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 road games. Western Kentucky is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Hilltoppers are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games overall.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have sturggled lately losing their past 2 games. The UAB Blazers have been on fire winning their past 14 games.I think this spread is a little small. Im taking UAB to win and cover on the road.