Check out our free Florida Atlantic vs UAB pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Birmingham. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Florida Atlantic vs UAB Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds

Owls vs Blazers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Florida Atlantic Owls at UAB Blazers
  • Where: Birmingham at Bartow Arena
  • Date: Thursday, February 2nd
  • Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic +1, FLATL -105 | UAB -118 O/U 147.5

Owls Preview:

The Florida Atlantic will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 20 game win streak and have an overall record of 21-1. So far, the Owls have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 8-1. For the season, Florida Atlantic has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Owls being +1 point underdogs.

Florida Atlantic’s leading scorer this season is Johnell Davis, who is averaging 13.15 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 15.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.2 rebounds per game and 1.35 assists. Alijah Martin is the second leading scorer for the Owls, averaging 12.05 points per game. Between him and Martin, they are accounting for 28.9% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Florida Atlantic is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 34.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Blazers Preview:

UAB will take the floor against the Owls with an overall record of 15-7. So far this season, UAB has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-2. The Blazers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, UAB has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 13-5.

Before getting a wager down on this game, keep a close eye on the injury report before tip-off, as the Blazers’ top scorer Jordan Walker is listed as questionable. In his 16 games, he is averaging 23.75 points per game while providing the team with an outside shooting threat. If he is unable to play, the team will be losing their top outside shooter. Without Jordan Walker out of the lineup, Eric Gaines is going to need to take on a bigger role. Currently, he is 2nd on the team at 12.86 points per contest to go along with 3.45 rebounds and 4.68 assists.

Through 22 games, UAB has been playing well on offense, averaging 80.7 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Blazers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 7.97 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: UAB Blazers -1

For this showdown between the UAB Blazers and Florida Atlantic Owls, our analysis points to 3-point shooting being a key factor in the outcome of this game. Both team’s come into the game with above average numbers in made 3’s per game. So far, UAB and Florida Atlantic are 242nd and 128th in that department, respectively. After crunching the numbers, we anticipate UAB continuing to shoot the ball well. For the season, they have hit 37.9% of their looks from deep. With a point spread sitting at -1 in favor of UAB, we like them to not only win but cover the spread.