UAB at Old Dominion Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The UAB Blazers travel to Ford Center to play the Old Dominion Monarchs on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Old Dominion as 2.5 point favorites.
UAB comes into this game with an overall record of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Old Dominion has an overall mark of 23-8. They are averaging 66.8 points per contest and giving up 61.2, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 14-15-1 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 11-16-2 against the over/under
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 12-18-1 against the spread
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
01/17/19 F Will Butler ACL is out for season
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
01/03/19 G Marquis Godwin Foot is out indefinitely
Zack Bryant comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Lewis Sullivan averages 12.1 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
B.J. Stith averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ahmad Caver averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 244th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 221st in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 119th and 292nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 302nd with 11.5 per game. The Blazers allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 53rd and 144th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 76th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 117th place in Division 1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Old Dominion is 306th in the country with 66.8 points per game this year. They are 316th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 114th in the nation. They are 23rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game, and 221st in assists per contest with 12.9. The Monarchs are 281st in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Monarchs surrender 61.2 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 144th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Monarchs are 87th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Blazers are 148th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 302nd in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 168th. As a team they are 203rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 274th in Division 1. UAB is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Old Dominion is 263rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Monarchs have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 230th. They are 324th in D-1 in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 300th. As a unit they are 317th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 176th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UAB/Old Dominion college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Old Dominion -2.5
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