UAB Blazers vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 11/25/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Location: Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
The UAB Blazers (4-1) are on their way to Orleans Arena on Thursday where they will meet the New Mexico Lobos (4-1).
The UAB Blazers played Alabama A&M and took home the win by a score of 86-41 in their last contest. UAB ended having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (29 out of 60) and buried 13 of their 26 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Blazers made 15 of 21 shots for a rate of 71.4%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 42 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and earning 12 steals. When talking about the defense, UAB allowed 25.4% from the floor on 15 of 59 shooting. Alabama A&M doled out 6 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In addition, Alabama A&M pulled down 28 boards (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Alabama A&M shot 100.0% at the charity stripe by making 8 of 8 tries. They also buried 3 out of their 14 tries from downtown. With respect to fouls, the Blazers ended up with 12 and Alabama A&M finished the game with 16 fouls.
Quan Jackson is one player who was a major factor for this game. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 24 minutes played and also snagged 7 rebounds. He accounted for 14 points on 4 out of 7 shooting.
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UAB enters this game with a record of 4-1 on the year. They have an average of 86.8 points per contest (24th in college basketball) while shooting 48.7% from the field. The Blazers are hitting 36.9% on shots from distance (45 of 122) and 65.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UAB is grabbing 37.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 79 dimes so far this year, which is 90th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 11.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.6 fouls per game.
On defense, the Blazers are able to force 22.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.2 personal fouls. They are 161st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 58 relinquished so far this year. The Blazers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (110 of 267) and they concede 35.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 40.0% on 3-point shots while they are 95th in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.2).
The last time they took the court, the New Mexico Lobos went home victorious with a score of 88-63 when they faced Western New Mexico. The Lobos were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. Western New Mexico committed 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Lobos to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to make 11 of those for a clip of 68.8%. When it comes to 3-point shots, New Mexico converted 9 of their 19 attempts (47.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Lobos finished the game shooting 34 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 59.6%. The Lobos allowed Western New Mexico to convert 24 out of 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 37.5% for the contest. They went 41.2% from downtown by shooting 7 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When discussing how they rebounded, New Mexico allowed Western New Mexico to snag 27 in all (8 on the offensive side).
KJ Jenkins ended up having an impact for the Lobos for the matchup. He made 7 out of 10 in the game for a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and added 1 rebound. He tallied 20 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood and totaled 5 assists in this contest.
New Mexico has a record of 4-1 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Lobos are connecting on 49.4% from the field, which is ranked 43rd in the nation. New Mexico has 430 points this year (86.0 per contest) and they collect 32.2 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.6 times per contest (217th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest. The Lobos are committing 19.2 fouls every game and they shoot 76.6% from the charity stripe.
The Lobos on the defensive end are ranked 302nd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 76.2. They are able to force 17.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (238th in D-1). The New Mexico defense allows 36.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (33 of 90) and their opponents are converting on 76.9% of their foul shots. They have given up 14.8 dimes and 38.8 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 298th and 294th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Mexico
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