Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Bartow Arena to play the UAB Blazers on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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The Hilltoppers come into this game with an overall record of 9-8 and a road record of 3-6. They are 4-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-9. The Blazers have an overall record of 9-7 and a home record of 5-2. They have an over/under record of 4-7 and they are 3-8 against the spread.
Que Johnson comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hilltoppers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Justin Johnson averages 13 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Chris Cokley averages 12.1 points per game while playing 20.7 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. William Lee averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Western Kentucky averages 69.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 246th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 111th in the country. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 221st and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 12.7 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 161st in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 207th and 247th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 141st and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in Division 1.
UAB averages 70.1 points per game this year which ranks them 230th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 144th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 314th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 146th and 139th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 316th with 15.5 per game. The Blazers allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 119th and 200th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the nation. The Blazers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in college basketball.
The Hilltoppers average 63.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.7 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 -2.3 per contest. The Hilltoppers have an offensive rating of 100.9 and they assist on 50.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Western Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.9%. The Hilltoppers give up 72.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blazers score 75.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.7 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 10 points per game. The Blazers have a rating on offense of 102.6 and 60.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. UAB turns it over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.7%. The Blazers give up 65.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-9 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 6-9 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 3-8 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 4-7 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
No key injuries to report
UAB Blazers Injuries
11/16/16 G Nick Norton Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take UAB
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