Middle Tennessee vs. UAB - 2/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (21-5) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -2 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the UAB Blazers face off on Sunday in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 18-7 this season and they have won four of their last five games. MTSU is averaging 71.7 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Giddy Potts leads the Blue Raiders averaging 14.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Reggie Upshaw is averaging 13 points and 8.8 rebounds, Darnell Harris is averaging 12.5 points, and Perrin Buford is averaging 11.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Middle Tennessee State is 10-1 at home and 10-3 in CUSA.
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The UAB Blazers are 21-5 this season and they are coming off of a loss to La. Tech that ended a a four game winning streak. UAB is averaging 77.6 points per game and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Chris Cokley leads the Blazers averaging 13.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Robert Brown is averaging 13.1 points, William Lee is averaging 10.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Nick Norton is averaging 9.4 points. UAB is 7-3 on the road and 11-2 in Conference USA.
Middle Tennessee State is 6-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 0-4 against the spread following a win, and 18-6 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. UAB is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 19-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
UAB Has tailed off of late and I expect MTSU to be sky high at home.