Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (5-5) at UAB Blazers (8-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -13 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and UAB Blazers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bartow Arena.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 63.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 59.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting. LaDavius Draine is averaging 12 points and 4.6 rebounds while Jaron Pierre Jr. is averaging 10.3 points and 1.5 assists. Tae Hardy is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Stevenson is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 56.4 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The UAB Blazers look for another win to build on their 8-1 record. The UAB Blazers are averaging 82.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 54.7 points on 32.8 percent shooting. Michael Ertel is averaging 14 points and 3.1 rebounds while Quan Jackson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Tavin Lovan is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Benjamin is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 21.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game.
The Golden Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Blazers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 9-4-1 in Golden Eagles last 14 overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Blazers last 7 overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The UAB Blazers have not only been the most consistent team at both ends of the floor, but they've been covering machines this season. UAB also just beat the Southern Miss Golden Eagles by 12 points yesterday. It's the Blazers and the chalk or pass.