UT Arlington Mavericks vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UT Arlington Mavericks vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA
Odds/Point Spread: UT Arlington (+5.5)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (22-8 last year) play the UT Arlington Mavericks (14-18 last season) at Thomas Assembly Center on Friday. Louisiana Tech opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 142.
UT Arlington comes into this one after finishing with a record of 14-18 last season. They averaged 70.6 points per game (195th in D-1) while hitting 41.5% from the floor. The Mavericks shot 31.0% on 3-pointers (250 of 807) and 74.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, UT Arlington pulled in 37.0 rebounds per game and tallied 478 assists last season, which was 32nd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 11.2 times per game and as a basketball team committed 17.8 fouls per game. On defense, the Mavericks were able to force their opponents into 12.2 turnovers every game and they drew 16.9 fouls. They conceded 29.6% on shots from distance while they were 151st in Division 1 in PPG allowed (68.4). The Mavericks defense gave up a field goal percentage of 41.2% (773 of 1,875) and they relinquished 38.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They were ranked 227th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 416 conceded last season.
The UT Arlington Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and took a loss by a final of 75-68 in their last game. UT Arlington walked away from the game with a 38.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 71) and knocked down 5 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks converted 9 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 12 assists for the contest while earning 12 steals and 3 rejections. Regarding the defense, UT Arlington let their opponent shoot 38.0% from the floor on 27 out of 71. Oklahoma State doled out 13 assists and 1 steals for the game. Additionally, the Cowboys collected 53 boards (13 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Oklahoma State shot 51.9% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 27 tries. They buried 7 of their 25 shots from long range.
Radshad Davis is one guy who came through in this contest. He accumulated 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting. He played 29 mins played and also totaled 6 rebounds. Davis walked away from this one shooting 77.8% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. Another guy that played a role in the matchup for the Mavericks was Brian Warren. He had 2 rebounds and accounted for 8 dimes. He finished shooting 60.0% from the field for this contest by going 3-of-5 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Warren played for 27 minutes.
Louisiana Tech had a record of 22-8 last season. The Bulldogs committed 16.9 fouls every game and they shot 66.8% from the charity stripe. They dished out assists 13.4 times per game (153rd in the country) and they coughed up possession 12.4 times per game. Louisiana Tech totaled 2,235 points over the course of last year (74.5 per game) and they pulled in 37.0 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulldogs shot 46.6% from the floor, which ranked 40th in the nation. The Bulldogs defensively were ranked 32nd in D-1 in PPG given up with 63.7. The Louisiana Tech defense gave up 31.2% from downtown (208 of 667) and opponents knocked down 70.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced 14.8 TO's per game and let teams shoot 39.8% from the floor (28th in D-1). They gave up 11.1 dimes and 34.2 rebounds per contest, which had them ranked 62nd and 141st in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 66-43 against the Charlotte 49ers. The Bulldogs pulled down 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the matchup. They also blocked 2 attempts while recording 3 steals for the game. The 49ers earned 13 fouls for this contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to shooting from distance, Louisiana Tech buried 10 out of 24 tries (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs shot 23 for 52 from the field which had them sitting at 44.2%. The Bulldogs allowed the 49ers to make 16 out of 43 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.2% in the game. They finished 11.1% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 2 out of 18 and finished the game at 9 of 16 from the charity stripe (56.3%). When discussing rebounding, Louisiana Tech allowed Charlotte to pull down 26 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Derric Jean played big minutes for the Bulldogs for the game. He converted 1 out of 4 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 25.0%, which gave him 4 points. Jean totaled 2 rebounds in his 30 minutes played and totaled 4 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was important for Louisiana Tech was Mubarak Muhammed. He ended up with 16 points in his 29 minutes on the court via 7 of 11 shooting in this game. Muhammed walked away from this one going 63.6% from the floor and also earning 2 dimes and 10 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech (-5.5) and under 142 points
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