UAB vs. Furman - 11/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (0-1) at UAB Blazers (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Furman Paladins and UAB Blazers clash Monday night in college basketball action at the Bartow Arena.
The Furman Paladins look for a bounce back victory after losing to Presbyterian College on Friday. The Furman Paladins are averaging 71 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Devin Sibley is averaging 26 points and four assists while Daniel Fowler is averaging 14 points and six rebounds. John Davis III is the third double-digit scorer and Geoff Beans is grabbing three rebounds. The Furman Paladins are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Furman Paladins are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Furman Paladins have lost five straight road games.
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The UAB Blazers look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday. The UAB Blazers are averaging 86 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 33.5 percent shooting. Tyler Madison is averaging 16 points and two assists while Hakeem Baxter is averaging 15 points and four rebounds. Chris Cokley is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Williams is grabbing four rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 18.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers haven’t lost a home game since December of 2014.
The Paladins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Blazers last 11 overall and the over is 8-2 in Paladins last 10 overall.
If Furman struggled to keep up with Presbyterian College, I doubt it will have much for the UAB Blazers. UAB is one of the better home teams in the country and has nice depth to make a run this season in the C-USA. I'll side with the UAB Blazers by double digits in this spot.