Looking to win big? The Blazers and Owls face off at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. The Owls are hosting the game at FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL. The over/under for this game is set at 153 points, and the Owls are the home favorites against the Blazers in a American Athletic conference matchup.

UAB BLAZERS VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UAB Blazers +15.5

This game will be played at FAU Arena at 12:00 ET on Sunday, January 14th.

WHY BET THE UAB BLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Owls.
  • Even though we have Florida Atlantic winning straight-up, we like UAB at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Blazers Have What it Takes in Boca Raton?

UAB has been a much better team on the road this season, going 3-2 compared to their 6-3 record at home. They have won their last two games on the road and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home.

So far this season, UAB has been the underdog in four games, going 3-1 in those matchups. They have won their last five games and have a record of 10-5 overall.

As the underdog, UAB has been strong vs. the spread this season, going 4-0. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blazers have gone 6-3-1 ATS. However, their ATS record on the road this season is just 2-3 and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, UAB’s ATS mark for the year is 5-8-1.

So far this season, the over/under record in UAB games sits at 9-5. Their games have averaged 153.3 points, which is slightly higher than today’s line of 153. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 and their games have averaged 158 points during that stretch. On the year, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

In their recent game, the Blazers’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.3 points per contest. Eric Gaines is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Yaxel Lendenborg brings a PPG average of 12.3 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the UAB defense is giving up an average of 75.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. South Florida, the Bulls finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 71 points vs. UAB.

Does Florida Atlantic Have What it Takes at Home?

Florida Atlantic will look to extend its six-game home win streak as it hosts UAB. The Owls have gone 7-1 at home this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +16.5 points per game at home.

Overall, Florida Atlantic has gone 12-4 this season, including a 10-4 record when favored. In their last game, the Owls defeated Tulane, 85-84, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 home games.

Florida Atlantic’s ATS record this season is 9-7, but they have gone just 7-7 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this year, Florida Atlantic is 6-2 ATS and they have gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic games is 8-8. On average, their games have finished with 4.2 more points than the over/under line. Today’s over/under line of 153 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (148.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 149 points.

The Owls’ offense wrapped up their last game with 85 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 82.1 points per contest. Nicholas Boyd was the leading scorer for the Owls, putting up 21 points. In addition, Vladislav Goldin contributed 19 points.

On the defensive side, Florida Atlantic is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.9 points per game. In their most recent game, the Florida Atlantic defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Tulane knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 84 points.