UAB Blazers vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 1/15/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: UAB (-1.5)
Dale F. Halton Arena is the site where and the Charlotte 49ers (5-5) will take on the UAB Blazers (9-1) on Friday. Charlotte opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 130.
UAB enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 9-1 this year. They average 77.5 pts per contest (86th in college hoops) while going 46.7% from the field. The Blazers are shooting 31.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (58 of 187) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UAB is grabbing 39.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 101 assists this season, which is 265th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 10.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.8 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Blazers are forcing 17.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 24.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 4th in D-1 in PPG allowed (57.0). The Blazers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 36.7% (207 of 564) and they surrender 36.1 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 59th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 86 surrendered this season.
The UAB Blazers faced off with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 62-58 in their last contest. UAB walked away from the game with a 39.3% field goal percentage (22 of 56) and made 8 out of their 24 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Blazers converted 10 of 13 shots for a rate of 76.9%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 31 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 assists in this matchup while getting 5 steals and 3 rejections. In relation to defending, UAB allowed 39.3% from the field on 22 of 56 shooting. Southern Miss doled out 9 assists and had 2 steals in this game. In addition, the Golden Eagles snagged 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Southern Miss finished the game at 80.0% when shooting free throws by converting 8 of their 10 attempts. They also buried 4 out of their 12 tries from three-point range.
Tyreek Scott-Grayson is a guy who was a factor in this game. He notched 16 points on 5 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. Scott-Grayson ended up going 33.3% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in the game for the Blazers was Jalen Benjamin. He totaled 4 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 20.0% from the floor for the game by going 3-of-15 (11 points). When the game finished, Benjamin was on the hardwood for 33 min.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 5-5 so far this year. The 49ers have committed 16.2 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 71.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.5 times per contest (234th in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. Charlotte has totaled 672 points so far this season (67.2 per contest) and they grab 31.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the 49ers are connecting on 44.8% from the floor, which is ranked 168th in the country. The 49ers on the defensive side of the court are 53rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 64.5. They have forced 14.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (194th in college hoops). The Charlotte defense allows 33.5% on three-point shots (72 of 215) and their opponents are knocking down 80.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 12.6 assists and 30.4 total boards per game, which is 157th and 27th in those categories on the defensive end.
For their last game, the Charlotte 49ers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-72 against the Belmont Abbey Crusaders. The 49ers snagged 25 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this contest. They stuffed 6 tries while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The Crusaders committed 23 fouls for this contest which got the 49ers to the charity stripe for a total of 36 tries. They were able to convert 24 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Charlotte knocked down 6 of 22 attempts (27.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the 49ers went 21 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.8%. The 49ers permitted the Crusaders to make 27 out of 58 tries from the floor which left them shooting 46.6% for this game. They shot 52.2% from downtown by connecting on 12 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 15 from the free throw line (60.0%). Concerning rebounds, Charlotte permitted Belmont Abbey to get 31 overall (5 offensive).
Jahmir Young ended up being a major contributor for the 49ers in the matchup. He buried 6 out of 15 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Young pulled down 7 boards in his 42 minutes and had 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Charlotte was Jordan Shepherd. He finished with 19 points in 42 minutes on the court by going 5 out of 10 shooting in the matchup. Shepherd wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor and also earning 5 dimes and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (+1.5)
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