UAB at Southern Miss 1/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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UAB Blazers vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles
NCAAB: 5:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : USM -4 Total 127.5
The UAB Blazers (10 - 6, 2 - 1 CONF) are on the road this week in order to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (9 - 7, 1 - 3 CONF). Southern Miss will be hosting this game at the Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS. Southern Miss comes to town just a game removed from beating up on MTSU. UAB comes into this contest on a hot streak having won three of their past four games. Southern Miss will be slightly favored in this matchup.
Southern Miss takes the court with a team that is scoring 72 PPG on 45% shooting from the floor. The Golden Eagles can score in bunches but Southern Miss prides themselves on being a tough defensive team, first and foremost. Southern Miss is surrendering 64 PPG to opposing teams on defense this season. Cortez Edwards (14 PPG, 6 RPG, 3 APG) leads the team from the floor and is our player to highlight.
UAB rolls into town as the underdog but that doesn't mean that they can't win. UAB scores 70 PPG on offense while shooting 46% from the floor as a team. The Blazers are a well-rounded team that can get scoring from just about anyone on their roster. Zack Bryant (13 PPG, 4 RPG, 4 APG) is the star playmaker for UAB and he'll have to have a huge game for UAB to reel in a victory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 7-3 in Blazers last 10 road games.
Under is 4-0-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 Saturday games.
Free Betting Pick: UAB Blazers +4
Think this looks like coin-flip game so we have to take the underdog bunch from UAB. Blazers will keep this really close even if they don't pull off outright upset. Final Score Prediction, Southern Miss Eagles win but fall short ATS 71-70.