Marshall vs. UAB - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (17-4) at Marshall Thundering Herd (11-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The UAB Blazers and Marshall Thundering Herd meet Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center.
The UAB Blazers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The UAB Blazers are averaging 76.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Chris Cokley is averaging 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while Robert Brown is averaging 13 points and 3.3 assists. William Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Norton is dishing 5.6 assists. The UAB Blazers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Blazers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have split their last 12 road games.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 82.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 46.3 percent shooting. James Kelly is averaging 19.4 points and 9.8 rebounds while Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.4 points and 3.3 assists. Stevie Browning is dishing 3.6 assists and Austin Loop is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Thundering Herd are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have won seven straight home games.
The Blazers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Conference USA and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Blazers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Marshall and 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
UAB is one of the hotter teams in the country and is looking more and more like an NCAA Tournament team. Marshall is also playing solid ball, but will struggle to keep the Blazers off the glass. UAB is the team that stays hot here.