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Troy vs. UAB - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UAB Blazers (5-3) at Troy Trojans (5-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Trojan Arena)

The Line: Troy Trojans -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The UAB Blazers and Troy Trojans meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Trojan Arena.

The UAB Blazers look to build on their 5-3 record when they take to the road for the first time. The UAB Blazers are averaging 81.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Chris Cokley is averaging 18.1 points and 10.3 rebounds while Zack Bryant is averaging 13.8 points and 3.3 assists. Jalen Perry is the third double-digit scorer and William Lee is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have lost five straight road games.

Troy vs. UAB - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Troy Trojans look for a fourth straight victory while remaining unbeaten at home. The Troy Trojans are averaging 81.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Wesley Person is averaging 19.5 points and 1.6 assists while Jordon Varnado is averaging 19 points and 7.3 rebounds. Alex Hicks is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Kevin Baker is dishing 2.8 assists. The Troy Trojans are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Troy Trojans are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Troy Trojans have won seven straight home games.

The Blazers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games, 6-20 ATS in their last 26 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Trojans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blazers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Troy, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Even with one of its top players questionable, the Troy Trojans should be able to win this game with its defense, as it consistently forces tough shots and and should be able to slowdown this UAB offense. Troy is also really good on its home court and has been a covering machine as of late. We can't say the same for the UAB Blazers. Give me the home team in this toss up contest.

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