UAB vs. Wisconsin - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) at UAB Blazers (2-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort)
The Line: UAB Blazers +23.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers and Wisconsin Badgers play Wednesday night at the Imperial Arena.
The UAB Blazers have split their first four games and will face the ultimate test here. On the season, UAB is averaging 64.7 points on 37.5 percent shooting and is allowing 65.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Tyler Madison leads UAB with 12.5 points on 60 percent shooting and C.J. Washington is averaging 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Robert Brown is the third UAB player to average double-digit points and Chris Cokley is grabbing 5.5 rebounds in limited playing time. The UAB Blazers are once again a long team that relies on creating turnovers defensively and controlling the glass at both ends of the court. UAB doesn’t always play the sexiext style of basketball but has won seven of its last nine games when holding an opponent to 70 or less points.
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The Wisconsin Badgers have cruised to a 4-0 start and are preparing for an upcoming matchup against Duke. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 78.2 points on 52.6 percent shooting and is allowing 47.5 points on 34.1 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky leads Wisconsin with 19.3 points and 10.3 rebounds while Nigel Hayes is averaging 15.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. Sam Dekker is shooting 57.1 percent from the field and Traevon Jackson leads the Badgers with 3.5 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers are firing on all cylinders early on even when it comes to taking care of the basketball as they’re turning the ball over just eight times per game. Right now to me, Wisconsin is the best team in college basketball and is going to be tough to beat if it keeps playing at this level.
The Blazers are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. The Badgers are 37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 non-conference games and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
UAB struggles to put the ball in the hoop, which isn't good when facing an explosive Wisconsin squad. The Blazers lost to South Florida and UL Monroe. Can you say blowout?