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UAB vs. Charlotte - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte at UAB
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bartow Arena
Birmingham, AL
The Line
UAB Blazers -10 -- Over/Under: 126
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Charlotte at UAB
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The Charlotte 49ers will travel to Bartow Arena to take on the UAB Blazers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The Charlotte 49ers lost their 6th straight game and dropped to 5-18 (2-10 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 71-53, this past Thursday. Charlotte struggled offensively agianst the Middle Tennessee defense and couldn’t fight back after Middle Tennessee took a 59-40 lead with 8:13 left in regulation. Charlotte shot just 39.2% from the field and 36.8% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the 49ers was Jon Davis who had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

On the season, Charlotte is averaging 59.3 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The 49ers are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game on 30.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Charlotte has been led by Jon Davis (21.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.6 apg), Malik Martin (8.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.3 spg), Milos Supica (7.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Brandon Younger (6.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg).

Defensively, Charlotte is holding their opponents to an average of 68.0 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The 49ers have a rebound margin of -2.4 and a turnover margin of -3.3.

The UAB Blazers lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 14-10 (6-5 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the Old Dominion Monarchs, 70-59, this past Thursday. UAB led by a 35-28 margin at halftime, however, struggled on both ends of the court in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after Old Dominion took a 61-49 lead with 5:46 left in regulation. UAB shot just 37.3% from the field and 24.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Blazers was Jalen Perry who had 14 points and 6 rebounds.

On the season, UAB is averaging 70.6 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Blazers are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 32.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, UAB has been led by Zack Bryant (14.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.0 spg), Jalen Perry (11.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg), Lewis Sullivan (11.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.2 apg), Jeremiah Bell (9.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.3 apg).

Defensively, UAB is holding their opponents to an average of 67.5 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Blazers have a rebound margin of 4.2 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

The 49ers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, however, just 18-38 ATS in their last 56 road games. The Blazers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a double-digit loss at home, however, are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Charlotte has lost 13 of their last 15 games and has really struggled on the offensive end as the 49ers currently rank just 349th in scoring offense, 312th in FG%, and 317th in 3P-FG%.

UAB has lost 5 of their last 9 games, and although their defensive had been solid as they rank 78th in scoring defense & 60th in defensive FG%, the Blazers have struggled putting points up on the board as they rank just 250th in scoring offense.

UAB is just 1-7 on the road this and haven’t had much success against the Blazers as of late as Charlotte has lost their last 5 games agianst the Blazers. UAB is 10-3 at home this season and as I think their defense is going to give the 49ers trouble, I’m taking UAB to win by double-digits and cover this spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
UAB Blazers -10

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