Memphis vs. UAB Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, UAB is favored at home in this game, as the Blazers are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Tigers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 140 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
After a loss in its season opener to Alabama, Memphis has won three straight games to get to 3-1 on the season. The Tigers are just 1-2 against the spread. Memphis is putting up 69.8 points per game this year while allowing just 67.5 per contest. The Tigers are being led by Jeremiah Martin, who is putting up 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Kyvon Davenport is adding 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
UAB snapped a three-game losing streak with a 90-53 win over Mississippi College to get to 4-3 on the season. The Blazers are just 1-3 against the spread, with the lone cover coming at home. UAB is putting up 82.2 points per game this season while allowing 73.6 per contest. Chris Cokley is leading the Blazers with 18.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while Zack Bryant is adding 14.9 points and 3.7 assists per contest.
Memphis has dominated this series, winning the last 10 meetings with UAB, going 8-1-1 against the spread in those 10 games as well. Memphis is 10-4 against the spread in its last 14 games against Conference USA opponents and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. UAB is just 1-7 ATS in its last 8 non-conference games and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games after a win. The public betting is slightly with Memphis tonight and I think the Tigers continue their dominance of UAB.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MEMPHIS +4.5