Thursday, February 16, 2017
Cam Henderson Center
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The UAB Blazers travel to Cam Henderson Center to play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 15-11 and a road record of 4-6. They are 8-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Thundering Herd have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 15-6 and they are 15-7 against the spread.
William Lee comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Cokley averages 12 points per game in 21 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for UAB. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jon Elmore averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Thundering Herd. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Stevie Browning averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
UAB averages 72.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 179th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 204th in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 153rd and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 137th and 121st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 112th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in Division 1.
Marshall averages 86.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 82nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 31st in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 134th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Thundering Herd rank 105th with 12.5 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 85.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 345th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 290th and 159th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 348th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 314th place in the nation. The Thundering Herd force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in college basketball.
The Blazers average 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and they assist on 60.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. UAB turns the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.4%. The Blazers give up 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Thundering Herd score 90.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.4 points per game. The Thundering Herd have a rating on offense of 110.1 and 55.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 77.6 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 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Marshall turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 23.9%. The Thundering Herd give up 80.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 88 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 8-13 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 10-11 against the over/under
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 15-7 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 15-6 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Injuries
11/16/16 G Nick Norton Knee out for season
Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
12/02/16 G Noah Frampton Shoulder out indefinitely
02/03/17 G Ky're Allison Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Marshall -5
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