Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The UAB Blazers travel to Murphy Center to play the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 7-6 and a road record of 1-2. They are 2-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Blue Raiders have an overall record of 10-3 and a home record of 4-2. They have an over/under record of 2-9 and they are 8-4 against the spread.
Chris Cokley comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 20.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dirk Williams averages 11.7 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for UAB. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jacorey Williams averages 18 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Raiders. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Giddy Potts averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
UAB averages 71.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 191st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 106th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 104th and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 315th with 15.8 per game. The Blazers allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 119th and 266th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 77th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 198th in Division 1.
Middle Tennessee averages 72 points per game this year which ranks them 180th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 44th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 65th in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 270th and 109th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Raiders rank 8th with 10 per game. The Blue Raiders allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 118th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 40th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 57th place in the nation. The Blue Raiders force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in college basketball.
The Blazers average 67.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14 per contest. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 100.9 and they assist on 60.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. UAB turns the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.8%. The Blazers give up 77.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Raiders score 71.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4 points per game. The Blue Raiders have a rating on offense of 109.9 and 54.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Middle Tennessee State turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.4%. The Blue Raiders give up 67.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 2-6 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 3-5 against the over/under
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 8-4 against the spread
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 2-9 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Injuries
11/16/16 G Nick Norton Knee out for season
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee
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