UAB vs. Morehead State - 12/4/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (4-5) at UAB Blazers (2-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles and UAB Blazers play Thursday night at the Bartow Arena.
The Morehead State Eagles have split their last four games and will play already their fifth true road game. On the season, Morehead State is averaging 62.1 points on 38.4 percent shooting and is allowing 61.9 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Angelo Warner leads Morehead State with 16.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Brent Arrington is averaging 11 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Kareem Storey leads the Eagles with six assists and Marquel Willis is shooting 42.9 percent from downtown. The Morehead State Eagles is an up-tempo basketball team that’s getting off close to 58 shots per game and shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc. Morehead State is also grabbing 38.8 rebounds and producing 8.6 steals per game. This is a big game for the Morehead State Eagles as far as confidence goes.
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The UAB Blazers have had a brutal schedule early and have lost three straight games. On the season, UAB is averaging 60 points on 38 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 34.5 percent shooting. C.J. Washington leads UAB with 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds while Robert Brown is averaging 10 points and four rebounds. Nick Norton is dishing out 5.1 assists and Tyler Madison is shooting 53.2 percent from the field. The UAB Blazers struggle mightily on the offensive end, which includes 28.6 percent shooting from downtown. Instead, UAB relies on the 15 turnovers forced per game and the 7.4 steals. UAB is a scrappy team that finds ways to be competitive but needs to find some more consistent scoring in order to win.
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss.
UAB needs this win to get back on track and the tough games against Wisconsin, Florida and UCLA should help prepare the Blazers for this contest. I'll take a chance with the Blazers at home and the small chalk.