UAB at Western Kentucky College Basketball Parlay 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
E. A. Diddle Arena
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The UAB Blazers head to E. A. Diddle Arena to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Western Kentucky as 5.5 point favorites.
UAB comes into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.6 as they are averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Western Kentucky has an overall mark of 13-5. They are averaging 79.0 points per contest and giving up 69.6, which is a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 7-5 against the spread this season
The UAB Blazers are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Important Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 11-5 against the spread this season
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zack Bryant averages 13.8 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. Chris Cokley averages 17.8 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Justin Johnson averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 49%. Darius Thompson scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 65.9 points per contest which is 46th in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 96th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 108th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the nation. UAB averages 79.5 points per contest this year, which is 68th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 101st in college basketball. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 32nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 229th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hilltoppers give up 69.6 points per game, which ranks them 109th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 91st and 214th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 145th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Hilltoppers are 231st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year. Western Kentucky is 78th in Division 1 with 79.0 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in D-1. They are 179th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 125th in assists per game with 14.7. The Hilltoppers are 239th in turnovers per contest with 12.6.
The Blazers are 26th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 57th. In terms of pace they are 253rd in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 31st. As a team they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 282nd in Division 1. UAB is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 96th in the nation.
Western Kentucky is 247th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 106th in the nation. The Hilltoppers are 65th in the country in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 98 is ranked 103rd. In terms of pace they are 153rd in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 55th. As a team they are 62nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 342nd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take UAB +5.5 and under 149 total points
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