UAB vs Morehead State Expert Prediction, 03/19

UAB vs Morehead State Expert Prediction, 03/19

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Preview

The Morehead State Eagles and UAB Blazers are set to face off in the second round of the NIT tournament. KingPin.pro offers the best March Madness predictions, brackets, odds, picks, and parlays. In this article, we will give an extensive review of each team and make a prediction for the game. With that said, let's get into the analysis.

 

Morehead State Eagles

The Eagles finished the season with a 22-11 overall record and a 14-4 record in the Ohio Valley Conference. They have been impressive on the defensive end, holding their opponents to an average of 64 points per game. They have also been solid on the glass, averaging 35.8 rebounds per game.

M. Freeman has been the standout player for the Eagles, averaging 15.1 points and 3.8 assists per game. A. Gross has also been a key contributor, averaging 7.5 rebounds per game. The Eagles have won 9 of their last 10 games, making them a team to watch out for.

The Eagles' success this season has been built on their balanced offensive attack and strong defense. They have four players averaging double figures in points, led by M. Freeman with 15.1 points per game. They have also been efficient on offense, shooting 43.8% from the field and 37.3% from beyond the arc.

On defense, the Eagles have been tough to score against, allowing their opponents to shoot just 40.9% from the field. A. Gross has been a force on the defensive end, averaging 1.5 blocks per game, and leading the team in rebounding with 7.5 rebounds per game. The Eagles will need to continue their strong play on both ends of the court if they want to pull off the upset against UAB.

 

 

UAB Blazers

The Blazers finished the season with a 26-9 overall record and a 14-6 record in Conference USA. They have been strong on the offensive end, averaging 81.6 points per game. They have also been solid defensively, holding their opponents to an average of 60 points per game.

J. Walker has been the standout player for the Blazers, averaging 23.2 points per game. E. Gaines has also been a key contributor, averaging 4.5 assists per game. The Blazers have won 4 of their last 5 games, with their only loss coming against FAU in the Conference USA tournament.

The Blazers have been one of the most dominant offensive teams in the country this season, averaging 81.6 points per game on 45.6% shooting from the field. They are led by J. Walker, who has been one of the most explosive scorers in the country, averaging 23.2 points per game. The Blazers also have several other players who can score, with three other players averaging double figures in points.

Defensively, the Blazers have been just as impressive, allowing their opponents to score just 60 points per game on 40.3% shooting from the field. T. Jemison has been a force in the paint, averaging 1.4 blocks per game and leading the team in rebounding with 8.2 rebounds per game.

The Blazers will look to use their high-powered offense to overwhelm Morehead State and advance to the next round of the NIT. However, they will need to remain focused and not overlook their opponent, as Morehead State has shown they are capable of pulling off upsets.

 

Betting Trends

Morehead State are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Morehead State's last 11 games.

Morehead State are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Morehead State's last 7 games on the road.

Morehead State are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.

UAB are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 7 games.

UAB are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.

UAB are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

Based on the stats and performance of both teams, we predict that Morehead State will cover the spread (+14.5) against UAB. Morehead State has been impressive on the defensive end, which will make it difficult for UAB to score. In addition, Morehead State has been solid on the boards, which will limit UAB's second-chance points.

While UAB has been strong offensively, they have struggled defensively against top-tier teams. Morehead State has been on a hot streak, and we believe they have the momentum to keep the game close. Therefore, we recommend taking Morehead State +14.5.

 

PICK: Kentucky -3 (-110)

 

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