Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The UAB Blazers travel to Tudor Fieldhouse to play the Rice Owls on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 8-7 and a road record of 2-3. They are 2-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7. The Owls have an overall record of 11-5 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
Chris Cokley comes into this contest averaging 12.1 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 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. William Lee averages 11.4 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for UAB. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Egor Koulechov averages 19 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Marcus Evans averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
UAB averages 68.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 252nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 132nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 310th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 145th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 323rd with 15.8 per game. The Blazers allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 117th and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 128th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in Division 1.
Rice averages 82.2 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 170th and 85th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 221st with 14.1 per game. The Owls allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 229th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 241st and 254th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 137th place in the nation. The Owls force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in college basketball.
The Blazers average 63.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 54.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -15 per contest. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 102.1 and they assist on 61.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. UAB turns the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Blazers give up 72 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 81.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.9 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 111.4 and 54.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Rice turns it over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Owls give up 74.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 2-8 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 3-7 against the over/under
Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-3 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 4-4 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Injuries
11/16/16 G Nick Norton Knee out for season
Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Rice
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