UAB vs UTSA Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: UAB Blazers vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA -4.5
The UAB Blazers head to UTSA Convocation Center to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The opening line for this game has UTSA as 4.5 point favorites.
UAB heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-9. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 64.8 points per contest while giving up 63.2 per game. UTSA has an overall mark of 10-11. They are averaging 78.9 points per contest and giving up 76.9, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 7-11-1 against the spread this season
The UAB Blazers are 9-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The UTSA Roadrunners are 13-5-0 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 UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tavin Lovan averages 11.1 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. 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%. Jalen Benjamin comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Keaton Wallace averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jhivvan Jackson scores 26.3 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 63.2 points per contest which is 43rd in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 66th and 111th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 10.3 assists per game which puts them in 36th place in D-1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in Division 1. UAB averages 64.8 points per contest, which is 315th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 168th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 274th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 10.1 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 334th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 52nd with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Roadrunners give up 76.9 points per game, which ranks them 330th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 261st and 206th in those defensive statistics. They rank 160th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 283rd with 37.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Roadrunners are 241st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest. UTSA is 26th in the country with 78.9 points per contest this season. They are 205th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 55th in the country. They are 41st in the nation in rebounding with 39.4 boards per contest and 148th in assists per game with 13.7. The Roadrunners are 158th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Blazers are 259th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.6. In terms of pace they are 319th in the country with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 232nd. As a team they are 248th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 303rd in Division 1. UAB is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions.
UTSA is 246th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Roadrunners are 124th in the country in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 21st in Division 1 with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 125th. As a team they are 126th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 65th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take UAB +4.5 and over 146 total points
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