UAB vs FAU Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/11/23

Florida Atlantic Owls (30-3) vs UAB Blazers (24-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 8:30 pm (Ford Center at The Star)

Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic Owls -1.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and UAB Blazers face off on Saturday in a Conference USA Tournament at the Ford Center. When these two teams faced off on February 2nd it was UAB that secured the 86-77 victory. 

Florida Atlantic Betting Preview

The FAU Owls come into this game with a 30-3 record overall and they were able to beat Middle Tennessee 68-65. The Owls were led by Johnell Davis who finished with 18 points and four rebounds. Overall this season FAU is averaging 78.8 points while their defense is giving up 66.2 points per game. FAU is a team that likes to push the pace, but in this game, it’s going to need to be the defense that steps up. The top player this season for FAU has been Johnell Davis is averaging 13.2 points while shooting 49 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from behind the three point line.

UAB Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is UAB who sits with a 25-8 record overall and they were able to knock off North Texas 76-69. The star of this team is Jordan Walker and in the last game against the Mean Green he finished with 32 points, six rebounds, and six assists. The offense as a team scored 41 points in the second half. UAB as a team is averaging 82.2 points while their defense is giving up 70.6 points per game. Jordan Walker as a team is averaging 23.3 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep. If UAB is going to win, Walker is going to need to have a big game. 

Shane’s Free Pick

In the last game UAB scored 86 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. UAB is averaging 82.2 points and they going to get close to their season average here. FAU is a strong offensive team but they are going to have issues keeping up here. Back UAB against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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