Florida Atlantic Owls vs. UAB Blazers - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (25-5) at Florida Atlantic Owls (7-23)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm (FAU Arena)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers will travel to play the Florida Atlantic Owls in a C-USA game on Saturday.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 7-23 (5-12) and are coming off of a loss to Mid Tennessee State by a score of 76-59. Florida Atlantic has lost 5 games in a row and is currently tied for 12th in the C-USA standings. Florida Atlantic is averaging 66.4 points per game while giving up 74.7 points per game. Florida Atlantic is also averaging 32.1 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Adonis Filer is averaging 10.6 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for Florida Atlantic. Ronald Delph is averaging 9.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Owls. Florida Atlantic is shooting 72.7% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 40.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The UAB Blazers are 25-5 (15-2) and are coming off of a win against FIU by a score of 77-60. UAB has won 4 games in a row and is currently 1st in the C-USA standings. UAB defeated Florida Atlantic by a score of 104-67 in these two teams first meeting of the season. UAB is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 68.9 points per game. UAB is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game. Chris Cokley is averaging 13.3 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for UAB. Robert Brown is averaging 13.1 points per game and 3.1 assists per game. UAB is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 48.6% on all field goal attempts.
UAB is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. UAB is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The over is 6-2 in UAB’s last 8 games. Florida Atlantic is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. Florida Atlantic is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 8-3 in Florida Atlantic’s last 11 games. The home team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
UAB is clearly the better team in this matchup, but will be on the road for this game. Florida Atlantic has not found too much success this season and is coming into this game on a losing skid. UAB blew Florida Atlantic out in their first meeting and I expect more of the same here.