North Alabama Lions at UAB Blazers Betting Prediction 12/17/19

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The UAB Blazers (5-4) welcome the North Alabama Lions (5-5) to Bartow Arena. The Lions can snap a five-game road losing streak. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

North Alabama Lions vs. UAB Blazers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Blazers defeated the Montevallo Falcons 75-63, while the Lions easily got past the Birmingham-Southern Panthers 78-50.

North Alabama played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.169 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.576 (above their season average of 0.479). Birmingham-Southern had marks of 0.100 and 0.367, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, UAB’s 0.637 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Montevallo, who had a rate of 0.373. UAB’s Tamell Pearson had a good outing, contributing 16 points and five rebounds. North Alabama rallied around Jamari Blackmon, who finished with 19 points.

The Blazers won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 73-67. UAB won the rebounding battle. The Blazers had 14 offensive rebounds and 39 total rebounds, while the Lions had five and 28, respectively.

North Alabama at UAB Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – UAB, ATS Winner – UAB, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • North Alabama averages 24.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 78th in the NCAA. UAB ranks 212th in three pointers allowed per game (24.3).
  • The Blazers average 2.5 blocks per game, which ranks 148th in the country. The Lions rank 151st in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
  • The Blazers average 37.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 107th in the nation. The Lions rank 212th in rebounds allowed per game (37.7).
  • UAB ranks 39th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while North Alabama ranks 86th (6.2).