Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The UAB Blazers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 5-4 and a road record of 1-0. They are 2-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4. The Tigers have an overall record of 6-2 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 2-2 and they are 1-3 against the spread.
Chris Cokley comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 20.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Dirk Williams averages 11.3 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for UAB. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Dedric Lawson averages 20.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. K.J. Lawson averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
UAB averages 74.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 126th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 255th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 91st and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 302nd with 15.7 per game. The Blazers allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 117th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 88th and 253rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in Division 1.
Memphis averages 84.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 266th in the nation. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 59th with 11.9 per game. The Tigers allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 85th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 96th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 212th place in the nation. The Tigers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in college basketball.
The Blazers average 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 62.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. UAB turns the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Blazers give up 76.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 89.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 87 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 113.4 and 66.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Memphis turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38%. The Tigers give up 69.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 2-4 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 2-4 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 1-3 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 2-2 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Injuries
12/09/16 G Dirk Williams Foot probable Saturday vs. Memphis U
11/16/16 G Nick Norton Knee out for season
Memphis Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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