UAB vs Charlotte NCAA Basketball Tips 1/2/2020
Game: UAB Blazers vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Location: Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte -3.5
The UAB Blazers travel to Dale F. Halton Arena to play the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3.5 point favorites.
UAB heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 66.2 points per contest while giving up 60.9 per game. Charlotte has an overall record of 6-5. They are averaging 69.8 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 6.6.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 4-6-1 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Charlotte 49ers are 5-6-0 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 Charlotte 49ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyreek Scott-Grayson averages 10.9 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jalen Benjamin comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Drew Edwards averages 10.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jordan Shepherd averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 60.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd, and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the NCAA. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in the nation. UAB averages 66.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 303rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 178th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 136th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 11.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 76th and 314th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 59th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 49ers surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 63rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 179th in those defensive statistics. They rank 156th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 54th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The 49ers are 234th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. Charlotte is 230th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 96th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 255th in the nation. They are 227th in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game and 267th in assists per contest with 12.2. The 49ers are 124th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Blazers are 229th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 316th in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 210th. As a team they are 189th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. UAB is 31st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions.
Charlotte is 65th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions. The 49ers are 230th in the country in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 259th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 147th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 250th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UAB/Charlotte college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -3.5
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