UAB Blazers vs. FIU Panthers - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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FIU Panthers at UAB Blazers

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)

FIU -2.5, O/U 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The UAB Blazers travel to Miami, FL on Thursday for a game against the Florida International Panthers in a matchup of teams from Conference USA.  In their last game, UAB defeated Marshall by the score of 61-50.  Makhtar Gueye led the Blazers in points in the game with 15 while shooting 7 of 10 from the field.  Tyreek Scott-Grayson led the Blazers in rebounds in the game with 11, including 2 coming offensively.  Jalen Benjamin led UAB in assists on the night with 5 while playing a total of 23 minutes in the game.

With the win against Marshall, UAB improved to 11-6 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.  Jalen Benjamin has been the leading scorer on the season for the Blazers as he has averaged 11.8 points per game.  The leading rebounder on the year for UAB is Makhtar Gueye who has averaged 5.7 rebounds per game so far on the season.  The assists leader for the Blazers has been Zack Bryant who has recorded an average of 2.7 assists per game so far this year. 

The FIU Panthers welcome the UAB Blazers to town after losing their last game to Rice by the score of 92-78.  Trejon Jacob led the Panthers in points on the night with 19 while shooting 7 of 14 from the field and 1 of 3 from the free throw line.  Osasumwen Osaghae led FIU in rebounds in the game with 8, with 2 coming offensively.  Antonio Daye Jr. led the Panthers in assists with 5, while playing a total of 30 minutes against Rice.

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After the loss against Rice, FIU is now 11-6 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.  Devon Andrews has led the Panthers in points per game this season with an average of 16.8.  The leading rebounder for FIU is Osasumwen Osaghae who has averaged 8.4 rebounds per game.  Antonio Daye Jr. is the leader in assists for FIU this season as he has averaged 5 per game. 

The UAB Blazers have scored 64.1 points per game on the season while allowing 59.6 points per game.  The FIU Panthers have scored 80.2 points per game on the year while allowing 73.5 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the UAB Blazers are 3-2 and have won 2 games in a row while the FIU Panthers are 2-3 and have lost 2 games in a row.  Florida International is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games.  The total has gone under in 13 of Florida International's last 20 games. The total has gone under in 4 of UAB's last 5 games. UAB is 4-2 in their last 6 games against Florida International.  FIU is currently 7-0 when playing at home this season while UAB is 1-4 when playing on the road.  I look for the Panthers to win this one.  Florida International wins 71-68 and covers the spread. 

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Travis’s Pick Florida International Panthers -2.5

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