Old Dominion at UAB 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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UAB Blazers (16-4) vs Old Dominion Monarchs (11-5)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Bartow Arena)
Betting Odds: UAB Blazers -7 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Old Dominion faces UAB on Friday, February 19th at Bartow Arena for an NCAA basketball C-USA matchup.
Old Dominion is coming off a 64-45 win over Charlotte in its last game on February 13th at home. Old Dominion was able to sweep the home-and-home against Charlotte to move to 4-1 in its last five games overall. Old Dominion is now 11-5 overall and 7-3 in conference play, which puts the Monarchs in second place in their side of the C-USA. Old Dominion's leading scorer so far this season has been G Malik Curry, who has scored 15.7 points per game for the Monarchs. Old Dominion as a team has scored 69.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 44.6% clip from the field. Old Dominion has also allowed 69.4 points per game to its opponents as well.
UAB is coming off a 69-64 loss to Louisiana Tech in its last game on the road on February 13th. UAB lost both games to LA Tech in the back-to-back series, pushing the Blazers to 9-3 in conference play this season. UAB is also 16-4 overall this season, and the Blazers are also in second place in their side of the Conference-USA standings. UAB's leading scorer so far this season has been G Michael Ertel, who has scored 12.7 points per game for the Blazers. UAB as a team has scored 72.4 points per game and has shot the ball at a 45.8% clip from the field. UAB has also allowed 59.0 points per game to its opponents, as the defense has been fantastic this season.
UAB opens as a 7-point favorite and the total is set at 130.5. With the way that these two teams play defense, I do not see either team scoring a ton here. I expect Old Dominion to struggle to score mostly, but overall I like the under 130.5. UAB has not allowed more than 70 points in its last six games, and I think the Blazers defense steps up in a big way again here.