UAB vs. Marshall - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Marshall (14-14) at UAB (16-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB -1.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Marshall Thundering Herd (14-14, CONF 8-7) and UAB Blazers (16-12, CONF 7-8) face off in a Conference USA showdown at Bartow Arena. UAB knocked off Marshall 61-50 earlier this season on their home floor.
Marshall has been up and down this season but coming into this game they have won four of the last five games. Away from home this season has been an issue for Marshall and the defense has let them down giving up 75.3 points per game and letting opponents shoot 40.4 percent from the field.
Marshall has been a good offensive this season averaging 75.3 points per game and away from home that number has only dropped a little down to 73 points.
Marshall is led by guard Taevion Kinsey who is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field. THe only place he really struggles is from deep shooting 25 percent from behind the three point line.
The Blazers have had some success this season but coming into this game they have lost three of the last five games. And five of their last nine.
At home this season UAB has a 9-6 record and although they aren’t an elite offensive team, there defense has stepped up when needed. At home this season UAB is averaging 65.5 points per game while the defense is giving up 64.2 points.
UAB is led by guards Tavin Lovan and Jalen Benjamin who are both averaging 12.7 points per game. Both guys do struggle from shooting at deep though, and this team could have a guy or two step up from deep.
Marshall is 3-11-1 against the spread in their last 15 meetings against UAB. The under is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings between UAB and Marshall. The over is 6-2-1 in UAB”s last nine games played on Thursday.
UAB is a strong defensive team and they are going to make life tough on the Thundering Herd in this game. Don’t be surprised if Marshall finishes with only 50 points again. Back UAB to cover the spread with ease.