Alcorn State at UAB Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/16/23
UAB Blazers (1-2) vs Alcorn State Braves (1-2)
Game Info: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
Betting Odds: UAB Blazers -17.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Alcorn State Braves and the UAB Blazers meet in college basketball action from the Bartow Arena on Thursday night.
Alcorn State Falls To Arkansas State
The Alcorn State Braves come into this one looking to bounce back after falling to 1-2 on the year after a 100-86 loss to Arkansas State in their last game. Jeremiah Kendall leads the Braves in scoring and rebounding, averaging a monstrous double-double per game with 24.5 PPG and 11.5 RPG while Byron Joshua has 13.3 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Alcorn State up to this point in the year. Jeremiah Gambrell has 8 PPG while Jalen Hawkins has a team-high 2 APG as well this season. As a team, Alcorn State is averaging 71.7 PPG on 43.1% shooting from the field, 29% from three and 68.9% from the foul line this season.
UAB Upsets Maryland
The UAB Blazers come into this game fresh off of their 66-63 win over Maryland for their first win of the year to improve to 1-2 on the year. Eric Gaines leads the Blazers in scoring and assists with 18 PPG and 2.7 APG along with 3 RPG while Javian Davis has 10.7 PPG along with a team-high 9.3 RPG to lead the Blazers on the glass as the only other double-digit scorer for the Blazers up to this point in the year. Alejandro Vasquez has 9 PPG with 4 RPG as well on the year. As a team, UAB is averaging 71 PPG on 39.9% shooting from the field, 26% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season.
I’m leaning towards the under here. I get Alcorn State’s had some defensive issues so far this season, but UAB isn’t the fastest paced team out there and they’ve been involved in a lot of lower-scoring battles than we’re used to seeing from UAB. The Blazers are battle tested and I think that’ll serve them well, but I just think this line is too high in a game that I have in the low-to-mid 140s. Give me the under here.