UAB vs. Old Dominion - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (15-3) at UAB Blazers (9-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Comcast SportsNet California
The Old Dominion Monarchs and UAB Blazers play Saturday afternoon at the Bartow Arena.
The Old Dominion Monarchs have split their last four games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, ODU is averaging 65.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 56.1 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Trey Freeman is averaging 15.9 points and 3.3 assists while Aaron Bacote is averaging 9.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Richard Ross is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Jonathan Arledge is shooting 41.6 percent from the field. The Old Dominion Monarchs are a defensive team that’s allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in 10 of their last 11 games. Offensively, Old Dominion is shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 34 percent from beyond the arc. ODU is 3-2 SU on the road.
USA TODAY Sports
The UAB Blazers have won five of their last six games and look for their sixth C-USA win. On the season, UAB is averaging 65.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Robert Brown is averaging 13.5 points and 2.8 assists while C.J. Washington is averaging 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Nick Norton is dishing 3.9 assists and Hakeem Baxter is shooting 35.5 percent from the field. The UAB Blazers have eight players averaging at least 5.6 points, and they’re shooting 71.8 percent from the line and 32 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, UAB is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 57 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Monarchs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Monarchs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
You have to like the way UAB is playing recently and you have to like the fact the Blazers have covered their last six games overall. While ODU may have the advantage defensively, I have to back a team that's been kind to us over the last month or so. If it's not broke don't fix it.