UAB at UTSA Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The UAB Blazers head to Ford Center to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has UTSA as 1 point favorites.
UAB comes into this game with an overall record of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 67.4 per contest. UTSA has an overall mark of 17-14. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 74.9, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 13-15-1 against the spread this season
The UAB Blazers are 11-16-2 against the over/under this year
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 18-9-0 against the spread this season
The UTSA Roadrunners are 12-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zack Bryant comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Lewis Sullivan averages 11.9 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jhivvan Jackson scores 22.3 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Keaton Wallace averages 20.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB averages 70.3 points per contest, which is 243rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 128th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 220th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.5 per game. The Blazers allow 67.4 points per contest, which is 68th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 143rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 76th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 115th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 85th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UTSA is 60th in the nation with 77.6 points per contest this season. They are 239th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 164th in the NCAA. They are 41st in D-1 in rebounding with 38.3 boards per contest and 214th in assists per game with 12.9. The Roadrunners are 217th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Roadrunners give up 74.9 points per game, which ranks them 264th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 106th and 70th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 341st with 39.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Roadrunners are 223rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 151st in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 299th in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 173rd. As a team they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 269th in Division 1. UAB is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
UTSA is 285th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Roadrunners are 178th in the country in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 18th in Division 1 with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 215th. As a team they are 225th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 109th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UAB/UTSA college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UAB +1
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