UAB vs FIU Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/16/2020
Game: UAB Blazers vs FIU Panthers
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: FIU -1.5
The UAB Blazers travel to Ocean Bank Convocation Center to play the FIU Panthers on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has FIU as 1.5 point favorites.
UAB comes into this game with an overall record of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 64.1 points per game while giving up 59.6 per contest. FIU has an overall record of 11-6. They are averaging 80.2 points per game and surrendering 73.5, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 6-8-1 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Important FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 7-7-0 against the spread
The FIU Panthers are 5-9-0 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 FIU Panthers Injuries
01/10/20 G Tevin Brewer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Tavin Lovan averages 11.0 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jalen Benjamin comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Osasumwen Osaghae averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Devon Andrews averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 59.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 42nd in the nation. UAB averages 64.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 322nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 281st in D-1. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 10.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 50th and 338th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 49th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 279th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest, and 347th with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 336th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per game. FIU is 20th in the country with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 57th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 84th in the nation. They are 124th in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game and 32nd in assists per contest with 16.1. The Panthers are 27th in turnovers per game with 16.1.
The Blazers are 263rd in the nation in offensive rating with 97.2. In terms of pace they are 328th in the country with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 233rd. As a team they are 240th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 309th in Division 1. UAB is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions.
FIU is 70th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 141st in the country in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 8th in Division 1 with 77.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 36th. As a team they are 64th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 56th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UAB/FIU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take FIU -1.5
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