UAB at Houston: 3/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

UAB at Houston: 3/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Cougars (29-5) vs UAB Blazers (27-7)

Game Info: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 9:20 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Houston Cougars -8.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Cougars will play the UAB Blazers in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Friday Night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Houston Cougars are coming off of a 18 point win against Memphis in their last time out. Taze Moore had 11 points and eight assists for Houston, while Jamal Shead scored 10 points. Kyler Edwards had eight points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the win.

The Houston Cougars are led in scoring by Kyler Edwards who averages 13.6 points and 6 rebounds for this team. Fabian White averages 13.2 points and 5.7 rebounds a game for this team. Josh Carlton is the third leading scorer for the Cougars as he averages 12 points a game for this team.

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The Cougars are averaging 75.8 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 58.9 points per game. They are shooting 66.9% from the free throw line.

The UAB Blazers are coming off of a 9 point win against LA Tech in their last time out. Jordan Walker had 27 to lead the Blazers as they won the Conference USA Championship. Michael Ertel had 15 while KJ Buffen had 13 in the win. Tavin Lovan had 11 points. 

The UAB Blazers are led in scoring by Jordan Walker who averages 19.3 points and 2.6 rebounds for this team. Quan Jackson averages 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds a night. KJ Buffen is the third leading scorer for the Blazers as he averages 10.3 points a game for this team.

The Blazers are averaging 80 points per game on 46.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.1 points per game. They are shooting 73% from the free throw line. 

The Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games and are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Cougars are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cougars are also 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.The Favorite is also 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

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Clayton’s Pick Houston -8.5

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