UAB vs. Texas El Paso - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (10-6) at UAB Blazers (12-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The UTEP Miners and UAB Blazers square off early Saturday afternoon at the Bartow Arena.
The UTEP Miners look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The UTEP Miners are averaging 75.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 40 percent shooting. Omega Harris is averaging 14.8 points and 3.3 assists while Lee Moore is averaging 14 points and 5.3 rebounds. Dominic Artis is dishing 4.9 assists and Hooper Vint is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. UTEP is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The UTEP Miners have lost six straight road games.
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The UAB Blazers look to build on their impressive nine-game winning streak. The UAB Blazers are averaging 79.1 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Chris Cokley is averaging 15.2 points and 7.1 rebounds while Robert Brown is averaging 12.4 points and 3.4 assists. Nick Norton is dishing 5.3 assists and William Lee is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. UAB is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have won 18 straight home games.
The Miners are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Blazers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Miners are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in UAB.
UAB is simply on a roll right now and looks like a team that can make a tournament run. Add the fact the Blazers are extremely tough to beat on the road. Give me UAB by double digits.