Southern Miss vs UAB predictions 1/23/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: UAB -9
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to Bartow Arena to play the UAB Blazers on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UAB as 9 point favorites.
Southern Miss heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-14. They currently have a point differential of -7.6 as they are averaging 66.7 points per contest while giving up 74.3 per game. UAB has an overall mark of 12-7. They are averaging 64.5 points per contest and giving up 61.6, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-10-1 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 8-7-1 against the over/under
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 7-9-1 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
11/18/19 G Zack Bryant Disciplinary is dismissed from program
11/08/19 G Rashawn Fredericks Eligibility is out for season
01/22/20 G Jalen Benjamin Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Southern Miss
Gabe Watson comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Tyler Stevenson averages 11.8 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jalen Benjamin averages 11.6 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Tavin Lovan averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averages 66.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 295th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 152nd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 304th in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 257th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 80th with 14.6 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 291st in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 275th and 296th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 259th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB is 317th in the country with 64.5 points per game this year. They are 157th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 298th in the nation. They are 51st in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 337th in assists per contest with 10.1. The Blazers are 44th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Blazers surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 31st in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 53rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 96.1, which is ranked 278th. They are 207th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 242nd. As a unit they are 263rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in D-1. Southern Miss is 59th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
UAB is 27th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 97.3, which is ranked 265th. They are 321st in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 238th. As a unit they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 326th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/UAB college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UAB -9
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