UAB vs UTEP Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: UAB Blazers vs UTEP Miners
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UTEP -5
The UAB Blazers head to Don Haskins Center to take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has UTEP as 5 point favorites.
UAB comes into this game with an overall record of 13-9. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 65.3 points per game while giving up 63.4 per contest. UTEP has an overall record of 13-9. They are averaging 68.4 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 8-11-1 against the spread this season
The UAB Blazers are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 9-8-1 against the spread this season
The UTEP Miners are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
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 UTEP Miners Injuries
12/30/19 G Jordan Lathon Transferred has left team
Jalen Benjamin comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Tavin Lovan averages 11.1 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Bryson Williams scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Souley Boum averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB averages 65.3 points per contest, which is 314th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 155th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 275th in the nation. They average 38.2 boards per contest and 10.1 assists per game, which ranks them 78th and 336th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 54th with 14.9 per game. The Blazers allow 63.4 points per contest, which is 45th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 66th and 121st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UTEP is 262nd in the nation with 68.4 points per contest this season. They are 206th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 337th in the NCAA. They are 226th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 268th in assists per game with 12.1. The Miners are 94th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Miners give up 65.3 points per game, which ranks them 85th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 96th and 44th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 145th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Miners are 214th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 248th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 320th in the country with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 227th. As a team they are 239th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 315th in Division 1. UAB is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions.
UTEP is 64th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Miners are 257th in the country in offensive rating with 97.8. In terms of pace they are 189th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 236th. As a team they are 163rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 129th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UAB/UTEP college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UAB +5
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