UAB vs Morehead State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 19 NIT Game (Blazers Advance in Low-Scoring Contest)

UAB vs Morehead State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 19 NIT Game (Blazers Advance in Low-Scoring Contest)


The 2023 NIT continues on Sunday with a thrilling second-round matchup between the UAB Blazers and Morehead State Eagles. UAB picked apart Southern Mississippi in an 88-60 first-round win on Tuesday, while Morehead State shocked Clemson in a 68-64 first-round road victory on Wednesday.

UAB vs Morehead State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • UAB (26-9) vs. Morehead State (22-11)
  • Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Bartow Arena -- Birmingham, Alabama
  • Coverage: ESPN+

UAB vs Morehead State Odds & Spread

UAB enters this contest as a massive favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 143.5 points, which is about average compared to Sunday's NIT projected totals.

UAB vs Morehead State Betting Trends

  • UAB has beaten the spread 15 times in 34 games.
  • As 13.5-point favorites or more, the Blazers are 4-7 against the spread.
  • UAB has seen 23 of its 34 games go over the point total.
  • Morehead State has covered the spread 16 times in 27 games.
  • The Eagles have won once ATS (1-1) as a 13.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • Morehead State has played 27 games this year, and 11 of them have hit the over.
UAB Rank UAB AVG Morehead State AVG Morehead State Rank
11th 81.6 Points Scored 70.2 210th
192nd 70.5 Points Allowed 66.3 67th
3rd 37.5 Rebounds 32.6 120th
5th 11.7 Off. Rebounds 7.9 232nd
192nd 7.3 3pt Made 7.5 168th
83rd 14.4 Assists 13.8 120th
233rd 12.4 Turnovers 11.1 101st

UAB vs Morehead State Prediction & Pick

UAB succeeded in all facets of the game on Tuesday night. The Blazers shot 47.9% from the floor and grabbed an impressive 19 offensive rebounds, while they held the Golden Eagles to a 25.0% shooting mark from beyond the arc and forced a whopping 24 turnovers. It was a simply dominant showing.

That does not bode well for Morehead State's chances of pulling off another upset. The Eagles rank 176th in defensive efficiency and do not have the talent to stop the Blazers' talented trio of scorers (Jordan Walker, KJ Buffen & Eric Gaines). UAB tallys 80.8 points per game as a team (No. 8 in NCAA).

UAB is in the midst of a six-game home winning streak, so back the Blazers with confidence here.

Final Score Prediction: UAB: 75 | Morehead State: 60

UAB vs Morehead State Best Bet

The Blazers are going to run up the score in this one, but that doesn't mean backing the over is the way to go. The total has hit the under in five of UAB's last seven games overall as well as in seven of its last eight games against an Ohio Valley conference team. It takes its foot off the pedal at times.

The under has also cashed in nine of Morehead State's last 11 games overall and in six of its last seven away games. Both of these defenses are giving up less than 67.0 points over the last four games, which makes a point total set in the 140s seem a bit high. Trust the trends and back the under.

Bet: Under 143.5 Total Points (-110)

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