Morehead State vs UAB Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/19/23

UAB Blazers (26-9) vs Morehead State Eagles (22-11)

Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Bartow Arena)

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The Morehead State Eagles will play the UAB Blazers in the second round of the NIT on Sunday afternoon at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

Morehead State Preview

The Morehead State Eagles are 22-11 (14-4) this season after they defeated Clemson by a score of 68-64 in the first round. Morehead State shot 35% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the win. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 70.2 points per game, 66.3 points against per game, 35.8 rebounds per game, and 13.8 assists per game. Mark Freeman has led the Eagles this season with 15.1 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 3.8 assists per game. Morehead State is shooting 44.1% from the field, 71.9% on free throws, and 35.5% on three pointers this year. 

UAB Preview

The UAB Blazers are 26-9 (14-6) this season after they defeated Southern Miss by a score of 88-60 in their last game. UAB shot 47.9% from the field and was +16 in rebounding margin in the win. The UAB Blazers are averaging 81.6 points per game, 70.5 points against per game, 40.7 rebounds per game, and 14.4 assists per game. Jordan Walker has led the Blazers this season with 23.2 points per game, 4.0 assists per game, and 2.7 rebounds per game. UAB is shooting 45.5% from the field, 73.3% on free throws, and 36.3% on three pointers this year. 

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Morehead State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 9-2 in Morehead State’s last 11 games. UAB is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 4-1 in UAB’s last 5 home games. 


UAB has a very good team this season and they come into this game after winning nine of their last ten games. Morehead State has won six of their last seven games, including a great road win against Clemson in round one. UAB is scoring over 81 points per game and they are great on the defensive end of the floor, but I think this is too many points. Morehead State was the best team in the OVC this season and they will have a ton of momentum coming into this game. I like the Eagles here. 

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David’s Pick Morehead State +14.5

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