UAB vs Southern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

UAB vs Southern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Jaguars (0-3) at UAB Blazers (6-0)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Bartow Arena)

The Line: UAB Blazers -15.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Southern Jaguars and UAB Blazers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bartow Arena.

The Southern Jaguars need a win after a quick 0-3 start. The Southern Jaguars are averaging 66 points on 37.1 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 50.5 percent shooting. Ahsante Shivers is averaging 11 points and three rebounds while Brendon Brooks is averaging 11 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jayden Saddler is the third double-digit scorer and Damiree Burns is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Southern Jaguars are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Jaguars are allowing 42.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.

The UAB Blazers look for another win to build on their 6-0 record. The UAB Blazers are averaging 81.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 56.2 points on 33.3 percent shooting. Michael Ertel is averaging 14.3 points and three rebounds while Quan Jackson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Tavin Lovan is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Benjamin is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 22.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game.

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The Jaguars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 23-8-3 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Blazers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Jaguars last 7 road games. The under is 4-0 in Blazers last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Blazers last 5 home games.

The Southern Jaguars don't have pretty numbers, but they've played three tough games to get to this point and they've still been one of the better covering teams out there dating back to last season. The UAB Blazers have a good thing going on both sides of the ball and probably aren't a team you want to step in front of right now. However, this is a ton of points and Southern has had great success at covering numbers. Give me the underdog.

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Randy’s Pick Southern Jaguars +15.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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