Thursday, January 21, 2016
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The Rice Owls travel to Bartow Arena to play the UAB Blazers on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has UAB as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 6-12 and a road record of 1-7. They are 5-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-3. The Blazers have an overall record of 15-3 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 6-7 and they are 7-6 against the spread.
Marcus Evans comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Egor Koulechov averages 17.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Rice. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Chris Cokley averages 13.9 points per game while playing 22.6 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Robert Brown averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Rice averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 121st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 206th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 300th in the country. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 308th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 143rd with 12.5 per game. The Owls allow 82.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 335th in the nation. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 343rd and 349th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 238th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 270th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in the Division 1.
UAB averages 76.7 points per game this year which ranks them 87th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 50th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 116th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 138th with 12.5 per game. The Blazers allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 101st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 107th and 81st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 126th place in the nation. The Blazers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in college basketball.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-8 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 10-3 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 7-6 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 6-7 against the over/under
Rice Owls Injuries
11/16/15 G Chad Lott Knee out indefinitely
11/16/15 G Marcus Jackson Knee out indefinitely
UAB Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Rice
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