MTSU at UAB NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The MTSU Blue Raiders travel to Ford Center to play the UAB Blazers on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UAB as 3 point favorites.
MTSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-20. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 67.1 points per contest while giving up 72.4 per game. UAB has an overall mark of 18-13. They are averaging 70.3 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 12-17-0 against the spread
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 13-15-1 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 11-16-2 against the over/under
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
01/17/19 F Will Butler ACL is out for season
Antonio Green comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Donovan Sims averages 11.6 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Zack Bryant averages 14.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Lewis Sullivan averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
MTSU averages 67.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 303rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 296th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 268th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.0 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 326th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 16.1 per game. The Blue Raiders allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 126th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 206th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB is 244th in the country with 70.3 points per game this year. They are 127th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 221st in the nation. They are 111th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 286th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Blazers are 301st in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Blazers surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 115th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 76th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 84th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Blue Raiders have an offensive rating of 95.2, which is ranked 325th. They are 114th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 316th. As a unit they are 321st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 279th in D-1. MTSU is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions.
UAB is 272nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 149th. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 173rd. As a unit they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 269th in the country.
Who will win tonight's MTSU/UAB college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UAB -3
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