Troy Trojans vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs UAB Blazers
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Troy (+15)
The Troy Trojans (1-2) go to Bartow Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the UAB Blazers (3-0). The spread on this contest has UAB as 15-point favorites. The O/U is set at 140.
Troy enters this game with a win-loss mark of 1-2 on the year. They average 54.0 points per game (286th in the nation) while hitting 33.9% from the floor. The Trojans are shooting 25.9% on shots from distance (15 of 58) and 57.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Troy is snagging 36.0 boards per game and is sitting with 27 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 207th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.3 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Trojans have forced 11.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They surrender 45.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 175th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (72.3). The Trojans defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.2% (76 of 168) and they relinquish 34.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are 186th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 41 relinquished on the season.
The Troy Trojans faced off with the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took a loss by a score of 80-46 in their last contest. Troy finished the contest having earned a 34.0% field goal percentage (18 of 53) and knocked down 2 of 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Trojans buried 8 of 14 attempts for a rate of 57.1%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 31 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 assists for the game while earning 5 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Troy allowed 34.0% from the floor on 18 out of 53. Texas Tech earned 20 assists and 8 steals for this game. On top of that, the Red Raiders collected 29 boards (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Texas Tech finished shooting 59.1% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 22 shots. They also buried 11 out of their 19 tries from long range.
Kam Woods is one guy who played a role for this game. He finished with 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He played 35 minutes and also totaled 5 rebounds. Woods finished the game shooting 38.5% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Trojans was Nick Stampley. He grabbed 8 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field for the matchup via 3-of-6 (6 points). When the final whistle blew, Stampley was on the court for 25 min.
UAB has a win-loss mark of 3-0 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Blazers are shooting 49.5% from the floor, which ranks 114th in the nation. UAB has tallied 256 points on the year (85.3 per game) and they grab 41.3 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 11.0 times per contest (231st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per game. The Blazers are responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls per game and they go 71.2% from the free throw line. The Blazers on defense are ranked 7th in college hoops in PPG given up with 52.3. They have relinquished 5.0 dimes and 37.7 rebounds per game, which is 1st and 190th in the country. The UAB defense gives up 17.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (10 of 57) and opponents are making 58.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 21.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 33.7% from the floor (16th in college basketball).
When they last played, the UAB Blazers got the win with a final of 73-48 against the Kennesaw State Owls. The Blazers snagged 30 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this matchup. They blocked 4 shots while getting 12 steals for the contest. The Owls earned 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Blazers to the free throw line for 22 tries. They were able to make 13 of them for a clip of 59.1%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, UAB buried 6 of their 17 tries (35.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Blazers finished the game shooting 27 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 42.2%. The Blazers permitted the Owls to convert 18 of their 57 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 31.6% in the game. They finished shooting 15.0% from downtown via 3 of 20 and ended up going 9 of 13 at the free throw line (69.2%). Regarding cleaning the glass, UAB permitted Kennesaw State to snag 36 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Quan Jackson pitched in for the Blazers for this game. He made 4 of 11 in this game for a field goal percentage of 36.4%, which earned him 10 points. Jackson totaled 7 boards in his 31 mins and had 2 assists for the game. Another guy who saw a lot of minutes for UAB was Michael Ertel. He ended up finishing with 16 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 13 shooting in this game. Ertel wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the floor while also collecting 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Troy (+15)
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