UAB vs. Florida International - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida International Golden Panthers (11-11) at UAB Blazers (18-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Intl Golden Panthers and UAB Blazers meet Wednesday at the Bartow Arena.
The Florida Intl Golden Panthers look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers are averaging 71.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Donte McGill is averaging 16.1 points and 1.3 assists while Adrian Diaz is averaging 16 points and 7.9 rebounds. Daviyon Draper is the third double-digit scorer and Jason Boswell is dishing two assists. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Panthers are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers have won four of their last five road games.
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The UAB Blazers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The UAB Blazers are averaging 78.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Chris Cokley is averaging 13.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while Robert Brown is averaging 13.1 points and 3.1 assists. William Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Norton is dishing 5.5 assists. The UAB Blazers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Blazers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have won 21 straight home games.
The Golden Panthers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
FIU has been playing great ball on the road as of late, but UAB is on another level right now and has its eyes set on a NCAA tournament bid. Hard to bet against the Blazers with the way they're playing and covering right now.