The No. 1 seed Florida Atlantic Owls (30-3, 18-2 C-USA) are squaring off in C-USA championship game against the No. 3 UAB Blazers (25-8, 14-6 C-USA). The title game is set for Saturday at 8:30 PM.
UAB is a slim 2-point favorite against Florida Atlantic when the Blazers square off against the Owls on Saturday. The matchup’s point total is 148.
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic Odds
Point Spread for UAB vs. Florida Atlantic
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing UAB as the favorite.
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UAB has -133 odds to pick up the win, while Florida Atlantic is listed at +112 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 148 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Frisco, Texas
- Arena: Ford Center at The Star
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic Betting Trends
UAB has 16 wins against the spread in 33 games this season. The Blazers have been favorites in 29 games this season and have come away with the win 24 times (82.8%) in those contests. UAB’s games this year have hit the over on 23 of 31 set point totals.
Florida Atlantic has 20 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Owls have a 2-2 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). Florida Atlantic’s games this season have hit the over on 17 of 31 set point totals (54.8%).
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic Key Players to Watch
Jordan Walker paces his squad in both points (23.6) and assists (4.2) per game, and also averages 2.7 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0 blocked shots. Eric Gaines posts a team-leading 4.5 assists per game. He is also putting up 11.8 points and 3.3 rebounds, shooting 39.7% from the field and 36.8% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest. Trey Jemison paces his team in rebounds per contest (8.3), and also puts up 8.9 points and 0.6 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.6 steals and 1.8 blocked shots. KJ Buffen averages 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, shooting 49.4% from the floor.
Johnell Davis is the Owls’ top scorer (13.4 points per game) and assist man (1.5), and delivers 5.2 rebounds. Vladislav Goldin paces the Owls in rebounding (6.4 per game), and produces 10.8 points and 0.5 assists. He also posts 0.4 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. The Owls get 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Alijah Martin. Nicholas Boyd is averaging 9.1 points, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, making 46.2% of his shots from the floor and 41.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.8 treys per game.
What you need to know about the UAB Blazers
UAB has compiled a 10-12-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Blazers sport a top-25 offense this year, ranking eighth-best in college basketball with 82.2 points per game. At the other end, they rank 193rd with 70.6 points allowed per contest. UAB is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking second-best in college basketball with 37.5 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 130th with 30.3 rebounds allowed per contest.
This year, UAB is making 7.4 threes per game (182nd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 36.9% (43rd-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Blazers rank 194th in the country with 7.3 treys allowed per game so far this year. Meanwhile, they rank 107th with a 32.6% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.
The Blazers are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, UAB has gone over the total six times. UAB has averaged 82.2 points per game over its last 10 contests, the same amount it has put up on average this season. UAB has been more stingy on defense as of late, allowing 70.4 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 70.6 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Florida Atlantic Owls
Florida Atlantic has won 12 games against the spread this season in conference action, while failing to cover 10 times. Offensively the Owls are the 28th-ranked squad in college basketball (78.8 points per game). Defensively they are 45th (65.2 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Florida Atlantic is 23rd-best in the nation in rebounds (35.4 per game) and 95th in rebounds allowed (29.8).
Florida Atlantic is the 12th-best team in the country in 3-pointers made (9.8 per game) and 35th in 3-point percentage (37.2%). Defensively, the Owls are 82nd in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.5. They are 96th in 3-point percentage allowed at 32.4%.
The Owls have gone 9-1 in their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Florida Atlantic has gone over the total six times. While Florida Atlantic is putting up 78.8 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its last 10 games, producing 82 a contest. In their last 10 games, the Owls are allowing 66.9 points per game, 1.7 more points than their season average (65.2).
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Florida Atlantic, and we project that Florida Atlantic will cover the spread (UAB -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 148 points.
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