Saturday, February 13, 2016
Thomas Assembly Center
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The UAB Blazers travel to Thomas Assembly Center to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 20-4 and a road record of 6-2. They are 11-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-11. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 17-6 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 9-5 and they are 6-9 against the spread.
Chris Cokley comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 22.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Robert Brown averages 13.1 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for UAB. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Alex Hamilton averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Erik McCree averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
UAB averages 77.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 53rd in the country. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 74th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 167th with 12.7 per game. The Blazers allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in the Division 1.
Louisiana Tech averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 55th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 130th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 251st in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 65th and 178th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 146th with 12.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 47th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 276th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 170th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in college basketball.
The Blazers average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 86.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15 per contest. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 112.8 and they assist on 66.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. UAB turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.3%. The Blazers give up 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 81.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.5 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 107.3 and 49.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Louisiana Tech turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Bulldogs give up 69.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 11-8 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 8-11 against the over/under
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 6-9 against the spread
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 9-5 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
12/09/15 C Joniah White Heart out for season
01/23/16 G Qiydar Davis Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UAB
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