Troy Trojans at UAB Blazers Free Prediction 12/21/18

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The Troy Trojans (5-5) will travel to Bartow Arena to go head-to-head against the UAB Blazers (7-4). The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Troy Trojans at UAB Blazers ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Blazers were victorious over the Mercer Bears 75-67, while the Trojans dismantled the Fort Valley State Wildcats 95-60.

Troy played a flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 8.8 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.7. For those same stats, Fort Valley State had marks of 30.0 and 27.6, respectively. Meanwhile, UAB played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.537 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8. Mercer had marks of 0.322 and 25.6, respectively, for those same stats. Zack Bryant had a good game for UAB with 12 points and five assists. Troy, meanwhile, rallied around Alex Hicks, who put up 19 points and five rebounds.

The Blazers won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 90-78. UAB had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (54.3 vs. 16.0). Troy, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (20-23; 87.0 percent). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

The offensive glass should be a major advantage for UAB in this showdown. The Blazers are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 12th in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.0 percent. Meanwhile, Troy ranks 249th in the nation at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 70.0 percent.

Troy Trojans at UAB Blazers ATS Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UAB, ATS Winner – Troy, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Troy ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.4) while UAB ranks 171st (1.9).
  • The Blazers average 20.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 193rd in the NCAA. The Trojans rank 205th in three pointers allowed per game (25.2).
  • The Blazers rank 19th in rebounds allowed per game (30.4) while the Trojans rank 143rd (35.6).
  • UAB ranks 65th in steals per game (7.3) while Troy ranks 77th in steals allowed per game (6.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Trojans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.4, down from 6.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Blazers have scored an average of 68.2 points per game (2.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.4 points per game (0.4 above their season average).