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Southern Miss vs. UAB - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UAB at Southern Miss
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
Reed Green Coliseum
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
The Line
The Line: Southern Miss -4 -- Over/Under: 126
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | UAB at Southern Miss
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The UAB Blazers and Southern Miss Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Reed Green Coliseum.

The UAB Blazers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The UAB Blazers are averaging 70.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Zack Bryant is averaging 12.7 points and 3.7 assists while Jalen Perry is averaging 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Lewis Sullivan is the third double-digit scorers and Jeremiah Bell is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have lost two of their last three road games.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles need a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 71.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Cortez Edwards is averaging 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds while Tyree Griffin is averaging 12.9 points and 6.5 assists. LaDavius Draine is grabbing three rebounds and Dominic Magee is dishing 1.2 assists. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 61 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have won their last four home games.

The Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Conference USA and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 road games. The Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-1-1 in Golden Eagles last 7 overall. The under is 5-0 in Blazers last 5 overall.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have played their best ball at home this season, but they've been in full struggle mode as of late and the bottom line is neither of these clubs have shown much consistency up to this point. The UAB Blazers have found themselves in a lot of close games this season and have won each of the last seven meetings against Southern Miss. So, if forced to pick this game, I'd lean toward UAB and the free bucket. 

Pick:
UAB Blazers +4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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