UAB Blazers vs MTSU Blue Raiders Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/15/2020
Game: UAB Blazers vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: MTSU +1
The UAB Blazers travel to Murphy Center to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UAB as 1 point favorites.
UAB comes into this game with an overall record of 15-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 66.3 points per game while giving up 64.6 per contest. MTSU has an overall record of 6-20. They are averaging 72.3 points per game and surrendering 77.0, good for a point differential of -4.7.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 10-13-1 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 10-14-0 against the spread
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 12-12-0 against the over/under
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
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
11/05/19 F DeAndre Dishman Knee is out for season
02/12/20 G C.J. Jones Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable
Jalen Benjamin comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Tavin Lovan averages 12.1 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
C.J. Jones averages 16.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Antonio Green averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB averages 66.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 298th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 96th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 218th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game, which ranks them 106th and 333rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 14.8 per game. The Blazers allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 114th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 42nd place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
MTSU is 143rd in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 245th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in the nation. They are 186th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 195th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Blue Raiders are 150th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Blue Raiders surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 324th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 333rd and 346th in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 255th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Raiders are 200th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Blazers are 216th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.1. In terms of pace they are 318th in the country with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 161st. As a team they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 316th in Division 1. UAB is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions.
MTSU is 191st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Raiders have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 207th. They are 71st in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 215th. As a unit they are 231st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 100th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UAB/MTSU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take MTSU +1
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