Florida Atlantic Owls vs UAB Blazers NCAAB Betting Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls vs UAB Blazers Prediction 2/8/2024

The Florida Atlantic Owls (18-4) travel to face off against the UAB Blazers (14-8) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at Bartow Arena in Birmingham and televised on ESPN2. Florida Atlantic is coming off a win in their previous game, while UAB is looking to get back on track from a loss to the SMU. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs UAB Blazers

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic has been dominant at home this season, as they have gone 11-1 with an average scoring margin of +15.8 points per game. They have also won 10 straight games at home.

On the road, the Owls have gone 7-3 this season, and they have won their last three road games. They are favored by 4.5 points heading into tonight’s game against UAB.

Florida Atlantic’s ATS record for the season is currently at .500 (11-11). On the road, their ATS mark is 4-6, while they are 7-5 vs. the spread at home. As the favorite, the Owls are 9-11 this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Florida Atlantic has gone just 2-8 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic games is 12-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 155 points. Today’s over/under line of 157 is higher than the average OU line of 149.6 for their games this year. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

The UAB Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

UAB enters this game as a 4.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Blazers have gone 4-4 when listed as the underdog.

At home, UAB has been playing very well, going 9-3. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.2 points per game, and they have won their last six games at home.

As the underdog this season, UAB has an impressive ATS record of 7-1. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 10-9-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blazers have gone 8-2 vs. the spread. At home, UAB has an ATS record of 6-5-1 this season and they have gone 5-3-1 in their last 10 games at their home court.

On the season, the over/under record in UAB games is 12-8, and today’s over/under line of 157 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (149.3). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 161 points.

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

Florida Atlantic’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 102 points vs. Tulsa. Overall, they hit 53.3% of their shots from the field and went 28/32 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Owls was Johnell Davis with 24 points, while Vladislav Goldin also chipped in with 18 points.

Johnell Davis (G) 18.9 6.8 2.6
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.2 6.8 0.6
Alijah Martin (G) 13.2 5.4 1.5

UAB Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the UAB offense ended with 69 points against SMU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.2% and made 6 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Eric Gaines, who holds an average of 12.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Yaxel Lendenborg is averaging 12.1 points per game this season.

Eric Gaines (G) 12.2 4.0 5.0
Yaxel Lendenborg (F) 12.1 9.5 1.8
Javian Davis-Fleming (F) 10.5 6.4 1.0

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

Florida Atlantic’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.6 points per game. In today’s game vs. UAB, the Florida Atlantic defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Florida Atlantic made 28 free-throws vs. the Owls.

UAB Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, UAB is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 75.7 points per game (249th). UAB’s three-point defense is currently 149th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. UAB.

Owls vs Blazers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Owls have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team averaged 80 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five home games, UAB has averaged 74 points per game while allowing 77. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blazers have an ATS mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. UAB posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Florida Atlantic has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 5-0.

Owls vs Blazers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Blazers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 157, and our model projects the Owls and Blazers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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