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FAU vs UAB Basketball Picks 1-14-24

UAB Blazers (10-5) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (12-4)
January 14, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -15.5; Over/Under: 152.5
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The UAB Blazers will play the FAU Owls in an AAC game on Sunday afternoon at Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena in Boca Raton, Florida. UAB has won six games in a row, while FAU has alternated wins and losses over their last five games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the UAB vs FAU prediction.

UAB Preview

The UAB Blazers are 10-5 (2-0) this year after they defeated South Florida by a score of 75-71 in their last game. UAB led 36-35 at halftime and they were able to score 39 points in the second half to secure the narrow victory. The Blazers shot 40% from the field and were +4 in rebounding margin in the game. UAB has won six games in a row, with notable wins over UTSA and Drake. The Blazers are scoring 77.3 points per game with 39.1 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while allowing 75.6 points against per game this season. Eric Gaines is averaging 12.4 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 4.9 assists per game. UAB is shooting 43.6% from the field, 74.7% on free throws, and 31.3% on three pointers this year. 

FAU Preview

The FAU Owls are 12-4 (2-1) this season after they defeated Tulane by a score of 85-84 in their last game. FAU led 39-38 at the half and they scored 46 points in the second half to hold off the Green Wave. The Owls shot 43.8% from the field and made 14 three pointers in the game. FAU lost to Charlotte by a score of 70-68 in the game prior to Tulane, but did defeat East Carolina before that. The Owls are scoring 82.1 points per game with 37.4 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, while giving up 70.9 points against per game this year. Johnell Davis is averaging 16.6 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game. FAU is shooting 49.1% from the field, 68.9% on free throws, and 36.7% on three pointers this season. FAU will meet Wichita State after this one.

UAB vs FAU Betting Prediction

FAU comes into this contest ranked in the top-25, but they have not played very well recently. The Owls have losses to Charlotte and FGCU in recent games, but they also defeated Arizona five games ago. UAB has won six games in a row and they have looked very strong offensively, even though they are only shooting 43.6% from the field. FAU has struggled recently and there is no way I am going to lay this amount of points with them. Take the Blazers in this game. 

David Racey's Free Pick: UAB +15.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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