Auburn vs. UAB Prediction
The eighth-ranked Auburn Tigers are off to a fantastic start this season and are heavy favorites tonight in a neutral site contest against the UAB Blazers. Can Auburn win by a big enough amount to cover the spread?
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Legacy Arena at BJCC, 7:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 20-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 143 points. As of Saturday morning, 71 percent of public bets are coming in on Alabama-Birmingham. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tigers win fourth in a row
Auburn (8-1) downed visiting Dayton 82-72 Saturday night as Bryce Brown poured in a game-best 34 points. He shot 10-of-18 from the floor including 6-of-13 on 3-point attempts plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. Jared Harper added 20 points, seven assists, three rebounds and two steals. The Tigers forced the Flyers into 23 turnovers to offset a day in which the visitors shot slightly better from the floor.
Blazers have three-game win streak snapped
UAB suffered a 94-76 loss at Memphis last Saturday to fall to 6-3 on the season. The Blazers trailed 49-39 at halftime and could not climb back in after the break. Lewis Sullivan paced Alabama-Birmingham with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting plus six rebounds. Zack Bryant had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists off the bench. Will Butler contributed 10 points, nine boards and two assists. Jalen Perry recorded 10 points, five boards and two steals. Jeremiah Ball added 10 points in 33 minutes of action.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Auburn is 0-4 ATS in its last four Saturday games.
The Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. Alabama-Birmingham is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Blazers are barely a top-200 team, whereas Auburn is looking as good as advertised. The Tigers have blown out several opponents already and I don't see any reason why they can't today. The three quality opponents UAB has played have all won by at least 18 points. Take Auburn here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS -20