UAB vs Middle Tennessee Pick: Thursday, January 28th
UAB vs Middle Tennessee Pick January 28 2021: UAB is coming off defeating Rice in back-to-back games at home on Friday and Saturday, each time by double digits. They have won five of their last 6 games. Junior Guard Tavin Lovan went off for 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists, Lovan is their 2nd leading scorer behind guard Michael Eertel who averages 13.4 points per game. The Blazers have two others scoring in double digits in guards Jalen Benjamin and Quan Jackson. UAB plays smart with the ball, averaging 46.3% from the field, 30.6% from behind the arc, and 71.1% from the foul line.
Middle Tennesee is coming off back-to-back bad losses on Saturday and Sunday at home to Western Kentucky. They lost the first game by 15, and the second by 16. The Raiders have struggled to score all season long, averaging just 60.9 points per game, and are getting very little distribution, with just 8.9 assists per game. Mid-Ten have two players averaging double-digit points, with Dontrell Shuler at 12.1 and Jordan Davis at 10.7. The Raiders shoot just 36.9% from the field, 28.6% from three, but are okay from the stripe, hitting at 71%.
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UAB vs Middle Tennessee Odds
|UAB Odds||-9 (-110)|
|Middle Tennessee Odds||+9 (-110)|
|Where/When||Murphy Athletic Center, 9 PM ET|
UAB are 8-2 in their last 10, winning by an average score of 72.2 to 60.7 in that span. The Blazers have averaged 75.4 points per game this season, but have seen a dip in their production as of late, scoring just 62 points or less in 3 of their last 5 games. This drop off in production is reflected in the fact that 8 of the Blazer’s 13 games this season have gone ‘Under’ the betting total, as the market has expected this team to score much more than they have been as of late. Meanwhile, Middle Tennessee are 3-7 in their last 10, scoring just 62.9 points per game in that stretch, which is sadly better than their season average of 60.9. The Blue Raiders are another team similar to the Blazers that have trended ‘Under’ the betting total this season, going below the closing number in 8 of their 11 games so far.
UAB vs Middle Tennessee ATS Match-Up