UAB vs. Florida Atlantic C-USA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 11, 2023
The C-USA championship will be decided Saturday as the No. 3 seed UAB Blazers (25-8, 14-6 C-USA) face off against the No. 1 Florida Atlantic Owls (30-3, 18-2 C-USA) at 8:30 PM, live on CBS Sports Network. UAB is listed as a 2-point favorite to win the contest and claim the conference title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under set at 148 points.
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic Odds
- UAB odds to win: -133
- Florida Atlantic odds to win: +112
- Spread: UAB (-2)
- Total: 148
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Where: Frisco, Texas
- Venue: Ford Center at The Star
Who Will Win UAB vs. Florida Atlantic?
UAB and Florida Atlantic Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 2 points or more, UAB has a 12-14 record against the spread.
Florida Atlantic has a 2-1 record against the spread in games when it was an underdog by 2 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined 13 more points per game (161) than this game’s over/under of 148 points.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 135.8 points per game, 12.2 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
The average total for UAB’s games this season is 4.8 more points than the over/under of 148 in this game.
The average point total for the Owls this year is 3.9 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Blazers’ ATS record is 16-17-0 this season.
The Owls have a 20-11-0 record against the spread this season.
UAB Stats & Insights
UAB has a +382 scoring differential, topping opponents by 11.6 points per game. It is putting up 82.2 points per game to rank eighth in college basketball and is giving up 70.6 per outing to rank 193rd in college basketball.
UAB wins the rebound battle by 7.2 boards on average. It collects 37.5 rebounds per game, which ranks second in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 30.3 per contest.
The Blazers connect on 7.4 three-pointers per game (182nd in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.3. They shoot 36.9% from deep while their opponents hit 32.6% from long range.
UAB averages 99.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (51st in college basketball), and gives up 85.2 points per 100 possessions (36th in college basketball).
The Blazers post 83.8 points per game at home, compared to 79.4 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 4.4 points per contest.
Florida Atlantic Stats & Insights
Florida Atlantic puts up 78.8 points per game (28th in college basketball) while allowing 65.2 per outing (45th in college basketball). It has a +448 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 13.6 points per game.
Florida Atlantic pulls down 35.4 rebounds per game (23rd in college basketball) while allowing 29.8 per outing to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 5.6 boards per game.
Florida Atlantic knocks down 9.8 three-pointers per game (12th in college basketball), 3.3 more than its opponents. It shoots 37.2% from beyond the arc (36th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 32.4%.
Florida Atlantic’s 101.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 16th in college basketball, and the 84.3 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 24th in college basketball.
In 2022-23 the Owls are averaging 6.2 more points per game at home (82.1) than away (75.9).
UAB Key Players to Watch
Jordan Walker leads the Blazers in scoring, tallying 23.6 points per game to go with 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
UAB’s leading rebounder is Trey Jemison averaging 8.3 boards per game and its best passer is Eric Gaines and his 4.5 assists per game.
The Blazers get the most three-point shooting production out of Walker, who knocks down 4.5 threes per game.
The UAB steals leader is Gaines, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jemison, who compiles 1.8 rejections per contest.
Florida Atlantic Key Players to Watch
Johnell Davis puts up 13.4 points per game to be the top scorer for the Owls.
Vladislav Goldin has a stat line of 6.4 rebounds, 10.8 points and 0.5 assists per game for Florida Atlantic to take the top rebound spot on the team. Jalen Gaffney has the top spot for assists with 2.6 per game, adding 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per outing.
Alijah Martin averages 1.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Owls.
Florida Atlantic’s leader in steals is Davis with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Goldin with 1.1 per game.
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Florida Atlantic (+2)
- Pick OU:
Florida Atlantic 75, UAB 73
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