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UAB vs Florida Atlantic Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Blazers vs Owls Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UAB Blazers at Florida Atlantic Owls
  • Where: Boca Raton at FAU Arena
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: UAB +2.5, UAB +123 | FLATL -150 O/U 148.0

Blazers Preview:

The UAB Blazers will be looking to pick up their 15th win of the season and are in the middle of a 5 game win streak. So far, the Blazers have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 2-2. For the season, UAB has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Blazers being +2.5 point underdogs.

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UAB will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Walker who is averaging 25.08 points per game for the Blazers. Walker is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Blazers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Eric Gaines who has hit 42.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.5 points per game.

Through 14 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.

Owls Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs UAB, the Florida Atlantic Owls will be taking the floor for the 14th time this season and have an overall record of 12-1. So far this season, Florida Atlantic has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Owls as the -2.5 point favorites. The Owls have been favored 8 times, going 8-0 straight up.

Vladislav Goldin comes into today’s game as the Owls’ leading scorer at 10.69 points per contest. Not only has Goldin been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida Atlantic’s top rebounder at 6.23 boards per contest. Behind Goldin, the team has benefited from the strong play of Alijah Martin who is second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.1% of his shots and is adding 5.1 boards per game.

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 13 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.

Free Spread Prediction: UAB Blazers +2.5

Heading into this matchup between the Florida Atlantic Owls and UAB Blazers we have a strong lean on taking the points with UAB at +2.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for UAB to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the UAB Blazers at +2.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

 


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