Houston vs. UAB 3/18/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
Houston will face off against the UAB Blazers in the first round of the NCAA Division I national championship tournament on Friday for a tip off time of 9:20 PM Eastern. This game will be available on TNT. UAB comes into this game with a record on the season of 27–7, and have won their last five consecutive games including the Conference USA Championship Final against Louisiana Tech by the score of 82–73. UAB is the number 12 seed in this match up.
Houston comes into this game with a record on the season of 29–5, and other number five seed in this match up. Houston comes into this game as the American athletic conference champions beating two lane by the score of 86–66 and are currently ranked number 18 in the nation. Houston has won four out of the last five games with the only loss coming on the road against Memphis by the score of 75–61.
Jordan Walker is the team leader for UAB in points per game averaging 20.4 on the season with a field goal percentage of 40.3%, and a free throw percentage of 88.3%. Jordan Walker is also the UAB team leader in minutes per game average and 31.6 on the season from the point guard position, and is also averaging 4.8 assists.
Kyler Edwards is the team leader for Houston in points per game averaging 13.8 on the season with a field goal percentage of 37.2%, and a free-throw percentage of 71.8%. Josh Carlton is the team leader for Houston in rebounds per game averaging 6.5 on the year.
As a team, Houston is averaging 74.3 points per game wilder opponents UAB are averaging 78. Houston comes into this game heavily favored however, the UAB office should be able to give Houston enough trouble to push this game over. Final Score Prediction: Houston wins 81–78.