UAB Blazers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 2/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA
Odds/Point Spread: UAB (+1)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (15-6) play the UAB Blazers (16-2) at Thomas Assembly Center on Friday. Louisiana Tech opens this game as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 132.5.
UAB comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 16-2 for the campaign. The Blazers are hitting 30.8% on shots from downtown (98 of 318) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 73.7 points per game (134th in the nation) while shooting 45.9% from the field. They are turning it over 10.1 times per game and as a group they commit 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, UAB is grabbing 36.9 boards per game and has 204 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 214th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Blazers have forced 17.3 turnovers every game and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. They relinquish 29.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 3rd in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (57.8). The Blazers are giving up a FG percentage of 38.5% (375 of 975) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 80th in the nation in giving up assists with 173 surrendered on the season.
The UAB Blazers played the UTEP Miners and went home with a win by a final score of 75-60 in their last contest. UAB finished the contest having earned a 53.8% FG percentage (28 of 52) and made 8 of their 13 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Blazers converted 11 of 21 tries for a rate of 52.4%. In relation to getting rebounds, they collected 28 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 assists for the matchup as well as getting 5 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of the defense, UAB allowed 53.8% from the field on 28 of 52 shooting. UTEP distributed 11 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Miners collected 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. UTEP ended up going 86.7% from the free throw line by making 13 of their 15 attempts. They also made 9 of their 20 shots from distance.
Michael Ertel is one player who was a factor for the contest. He scored 19 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played 27 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Ertel finished shooting 63.6% from the field and also earned 3 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Blazers was Kassim Nicholson. He pulled down 6 boards and collected 2 assists. He shot 66.7% from the floor in this game by shooting 6-of-9 (13 points). Overall, Nicholson saw the court for 35 minutes.
Louisiana Tech has a mark of 15-6 this season. Louisiana Tech has scored 1,518 pts for the campaign (72.3 per contest) and they pull in 38.7 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs commit 16.0 fouls per contest while shooting 67.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 43.5% from the field, which ranks 217th in college hoops. They are dishing out assists 10.9 times per game (314th in D-1) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 66th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 65.9. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the field (41st in college basketball). The Louisiana Tech defense allows 30.0% on 3-pointers (141 of 470) and their opposition knocks down 72.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.4 assists and 35.9 total boards per game, which ranks them 72nd and 223rd in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 57-55 against the North Texas Mean Green. The Bulldogs were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup. They also rejected 2 tries while recording 10 steals for the game. The Mean Green were called for 18 fouls for the game which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.9%. In regard to three-point shots, Louisiana Tech made 6 out of 17 tries (35.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs shot 16 for 46 from the floor which had them shooting 34.8%. The Bulldogs permitted the Mean Green to bury 19 of 52 tries from the floor which left them shooting 36.5% for the contest. They shot 27.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 of 22 and ended up shooting 13 of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Louisiana Tech permitted North Texas to collect 29 overall (8 offensive).
Amorie Archibald pitched in for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He made 3 of 7 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, which got him 10 points. Archibald had 2 boards in his 29 minutes and had 2 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Louisiana Tech was Cobe Williams. He notched 9 points in his 32 minutes on the court by going 2 of 7 shooting in the matchup. Williams ended the game having shot 28.6% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech (-1) and over 132.5 points
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