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UAB vs. FIU - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UAB - FIU
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bartow Arena
The Line
UAB -5 // over-under: 159
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NCAA BB | UAB - FIU
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The UAB Blazers collide with the FIU Golden Panthers in a CUSA college basketball matchup.

The Florida International Golden Panthers kicked off their conference schedule with an 83-76 win at Middle Tennessee as a three point road favorite on Thursday.

Florida International held a 45.6%-42.2% shooting advantage including a 12-6 edge from beyond the arc.

Brian Beard Jr. carried the Golden Panthers with a contest high 28 points and seven helpers followed by a 20 point, seven rebound effort from Trejon Jacob.

FIU received 12 points from Devon Andrews followed by Antonio Daye Jr. with eleven points, three assists and two steals.

The Alabama-Birmingham Blazers knocked off visiting Florida Atlantic 67-50 as an eight point favorite on Thursday. UAB shot the ball well at 47.5% but it was their defense that stood out with the Owls limited to 33.9% shooting.

Jeremiah Bell topped a balanced Blazers offense with 14 points, five boards and five helpers followed by Makhtar Gueye with 12 points and six rebounds.

Alabama-Birmingham saw eleven points, seven rebounds and four assists from Zack Bryant while Lewis Sullivan added ten points and three yanks.

FIU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and over is 8-3 in FIU last 11 overall and over is 10-4-1 in FIU last 15 road games. UAB Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA and under is 8-2 in UAB  Blazers last 10 overall and over is 4-1 in UAB Blazers last 5 vs. Conference USA.

I think FIU is improved but I still prefer UAB at home…

Pick:
UAB -5

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