Florida Atlantic Owls (8-7) vs. UAB Blazers (14-4)
January 15, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: UAB Blazers -14.5 / Florida Atlantic Owls +14.5; Over/Under: -144.5
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The Florida Atlantic Owls and UAB Blazers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bartow Arena. The Florida Atlantic Owls look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The UAB Blazers look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 74.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Michael Forrest is averaging 14.4 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Alijah Martin is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Bryan Greenlee is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Everett Winchester is dishing 2.4 assists. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Atlantic Owls are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
The UAB Blazers are averaging 81.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Jordan Walker is averaging 16.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, while KJ Buffen is averaging 10.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Quan Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Ertel is grabbing 1.1 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Blazers are 23-8 ATS in their last 31 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Owls last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Blazers last 6 overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are an underrated team in the C-USA, but they haven’t had a lot of success on the road, and they don’t have a third guy who can step up offensively. The UAB Blazers look to be the class of the conference with a balanced attack, and they’ve been a money making machine dating back to last year. At this point, you just blindly back UAB until the tickets stop cashing.