UAB vs. Rice - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UAB vs. Rice - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Rice Owls (10-13) at UAB Blazers (14-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)

The Line: UAB Blazers -7 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Rice Owls and UAB Blazers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Bartow Arena.

The Rice Owls need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Rice Owls are averaging 72.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Trey Murphy III is averaging 13.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while Robert Martin is averaging 11.5 points and 1.8 assists. Ako Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Drew Peterson is dishing 3.2 assists. The Rice Owls are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rice Owls are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Rice Owls have lost six road games.

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The UAB Blazers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The UAB Blazers are averaging 63.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 60.1 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Jalen Benjamin is averaging 11.7 points and 2.7 rebounds while Zack Bryant is averaging 11 points and two rebounds. Tavin Lovan is the third double-digit scorer and Tyreek Scott-Grayson is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The UAB Blazers have won five of their last seven home games.

The Owls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Blazers are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The over is 3-1-1 in Owls last 5 overall. The under is 9-3-1 in Blazers last 13 home games. The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Rice Owls are 2-7 ATS on the road where they lose by an average of 14.4 points and shoot 38.7 percent from the field. The UAB Blazers win at home by an average of 5.9 points and allow just 38.2 percent shooting from the field. I want no parts of the Rice Owls in their current form, especially on the road. It's the chalk and UAB or pass. 

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Randy’s Pick UAB Blazers -7

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