Marshall vs UAB Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: UAB -1
The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Bartow Arena to play the UAB Blazers on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UAB as 1 point favorites.
Marshall comes into this game with an overall record of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 72.1 per contest. UAB has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 64.3 points per game and surrendering 60.2, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 5-8-1 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Key Marshall Thundering Herd 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
Taevion Kinsey comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jarrod West averages 14.5 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Jalen Benjamin averages 11.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Tavin Lovan averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marshall averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 67th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 297th in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 59th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 31st with 16.0 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 247th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 71st and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 319th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in Division 1. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB is 320th in the country with 64.3 points per game this year. They are 168th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 264th in the nation. They are 71st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 326th in assists per contest with 10.6. The Blazers are 65th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Blazers surrender 60.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 36th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Thundering Herd are 198th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.8. In terms of pace they are 13th in the country with 76.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 123rd. As a team they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in Division 1. Marshall is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
UAB is 29th 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 97.8, which is ranked 262nd. They are 332nd in D-1 in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 220th. As a unit they are 228th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 293rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marshall/UAB college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UAB -1
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