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UAB vs. Middle Tennessee State - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Middle Tennessee State at UAB
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bartow Arena
Birmingham, AL
The Line
UAB -11 / over-under: 134.5
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NCAA BB | Middle Tennessee State at UAB
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday college basketball features the MTSU Blue Raiders opposing the UAB Blazers.

The MTSU Blue Raiders are gunning for back to back victories against UAB after knocking off the Blazers 71-65 at home on Wednesday. 

MTSU pulled away late with a 38-32 second half run behind 41.1% from the field and four more makes at the foul line.

The Alabama-Birmingham Blazers had won four straight before cooling off against visiting Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday.

Donovan Sims paced the Blue Raiders 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists with Antonio Greene adding 17 points and six boards.

Middle Tennessee saw Reggie Scurry net 14 points and seven rebounds followed by Jayce Johnson with eleven points and five pulls.

Alabama-Birmingham held a slight edge in marksmanship at 43.9% but were hurt by 16 giveaways and an 11-19 effort at the stripe.

Zack Bryant led the Blazers with a contest high 21 points with six boards and five assists with Lewis Sullivan adding 13 points and five pulls.

Makhtar Gueye gave UAB another 13 points and four rebounds followed by Tavin Lovan and Jalen Perry with seven points each.

MTSU Blue Raiders are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall and MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games. UAB Blazers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and UAB Blazers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and UAB Blazers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA. MTSU Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

MTSU shoots for back to back wins against UAB but I think the Blazers exact revenge…

Pick:
UAB -11

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