UAB Blazers vs. Charlotte 49ers - 3/12/14 C-USA Second Round
Charlotte 49ers (16-13) at UAB Blazers (18-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Don Haskins Center)
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The Charlotte 49ers and UAB Blazers will meet late Wednesday night in the second round of the C-USA Tournament. When these teams played on February 22, the Blazers won 64-62.
The 49ers ended their season losing six of their last eight games, but they are riding a two-game winning streak. On the season, they average 71.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allow 71.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. They’re not really a deep team, but they have four players averaging double-digit points, and they all crash the board’s hard, averaging 38 rebounds. Their downside would be that they shoot just 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The 49ers are 12-13 ATS overall.
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The Blazers have won four of their last seven and were able to climb out of the C-USA cellar. On the season, they average 72.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allow 70.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Besides Chad Frazier, who averages 17.7 points, this isn’t a real deep scoring team either. Instead, the Blazers crash the glass and snag 45 boards per game, which has really helped them steal some wins and cover spreads. However, they’re also a poor free throw shooting team at 66.7 percent, and they also shoot less than 30 percent from downtown. ATS, the Blazers are 12-14 overall.
The 49ers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight conference games, but are 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral site games. The Blazers are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven following an ATS win.
The underdog is 8-0 ATS in the last eight meetings between these two teams, while the 49ers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings.
UAB's size will takover this game. Eat the small chalk.