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UAB vs. UTSA - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UTSA vs. UAB
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Ford Center at The Star
Frisco, Texas
The Line
The Line: UTSA PK -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
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NCAA BB | UTSA vs. UAB
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The UTSA Roadrunners and UAB Blazers meet Thursday in the college basketball C-USA Tournament at the Ford Center at The Star.

The UTSA Roadrunners enter this tournament splitting their last 10 games. The UTSA Roadrunners are averaging 76.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jhivvan Jackson is averaging 22.4 points and 2.4 assists while Keaton Wallace is averaging 20.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. Nick Allen is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Giovanni De Nicolao is dishing 3.5 assists. The UTSA Roadrunners are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The UTSA Roadrunners are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The UTSA Roadrunners have lost six of their last nine non-home games.

The UAB Blazers look for another victory after beating Middle Tennessee on Wednesday. The UAB Blazers are averaging 69.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Zack Bryant is averaging 14.3 points and 3.4 rebounds while Lewis Sullivan is averaging 11.9 points and 1.1 assists. Jalen Perry is the third double-digit scorer and Tavin Lovan is grabbing four rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have won four of their last five non-home games.

The Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Conference USA, 17-37 ATS in their last 54 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Roadrunners are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 vs. Conference USA, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 17-6 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Roadrunners last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Blazers last 7 overall.

UTSA just beat UAB a couple of weeks ago, holding the Blazers to just 39 percent shooting. The UTSA Roadrunners do come into this game ice cold offensively, but they do have the rest advantage and have been extremely kind to us all year ATS, which includes a 18-9 record overall. UAB had to play a lot of its guys heavy minutes to get by its game against the Blue Raiders, and we could start to see some tired legs when having to guard one of the better 1-2 scoring punches in the country. In a pick em game, I'm siding with the Roadrunners.

Pick:
UTSA PK

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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