Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Frank Erwin Center
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The UAB Blazers travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 6-5 and a road record of 1-1. They are 2-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5. The Longhorns have an overall record of 5-5 and a home record of 5-1. They have an over/under record of 2-7 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Chris Cokley comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 21.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. William Lee averages 11.4 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for UAB. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Tevin Mack averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Longhorns. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
UAB averages 72.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 100th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 265th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 78th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 299th with 15.5 per game. The Blazers allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 248th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 79th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in Division 1.
Texas averages 68.8 points per game this year which ranks them 254th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 219th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 327th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per contest which ranks them 120th and 309th respectively. In the turnover department the Longhorns rank 55th with 11.9 per game. The Longhorns allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 44th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 232nd and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the nation. The Longhorns force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 269th in college basketball.
The Blazers average 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 102.7 and they assist on 62% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. UAB turns the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Blazers give up 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Longhorns score 75.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.5 points per game. The Longhorns have a rating on offense of 100.6 and 45% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Texas turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Longhorns give up 64.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 2-5 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 2-5 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 4-5 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 2-7 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Injuries
11/16/16 G Nick Norton Knee out for season
Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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