UT Arlington Mavericks vs UL Monroe Warhawks Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UT Arlington Mavericks vs UL Monroe Warhawks
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, LA
Odds/Point Spread: UT Arlington (-6)
The UL Monroe Warhawks (4-5) host the UT Arlington Mavericks (4-6) at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Friday. The odds on this matchup have UT Arlington as 6-point favorites. The O/U is set at 136.5.
UT Arlington will take the court with a mark of 4-6 on the year. They currently have an average of 81.5 pts per contest (42nd in Division 1) while connecting on 43.5% from the field. The Mavericks are shooting 35.7% on shots from downtown (96 of 269) and 69.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UT Arlington is grabbing 39.7 boards per game and has racked up 153 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 67th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.9 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are able to force 17.8 turnovers every game while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. The Mavericks are giving up a FG percentage of 42.7% (253 of 593) and they surrender 38.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 288th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 145 conceded for the season. They are giving up 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 221st in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.7).
The UT Arlington Mavericks played the Little Rock Trojans and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-62 in their last contest. UT Arlington walked away from the game with a 31.8% field goal percentage (21 out of 66) and converted 12 out of their 33 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 8 of 16 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled 21 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists for this game in addition to earning 8 steals and 4 blocked shots. In reference to defense, UT Arlington allowed the other team to go 31.8% from the field on 21 of 66 shooting. Little Rock earned 16 assists and had 2 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Trojans snagged 41 boards (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Little Rock finished the game at 78.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 28 attempts. They knocked down 7 out of their 14 attempts from downtown.
Shahada Wells is someone who was a major factor in this game. He scored 22 points on 7 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes and snagged 7 rebounds. Wells ended up going 35.0% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Mavericks was Sam Griffin. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also accounted for 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the field for this contest by hitting 6-of-15 (18 points). When the game finished, Griffin played 34 min.
UL Monroe has a win-loss record of 4-5 on the campaign. UL Monroe has earned 591 points so far this season (65.7 per contest) and they collect 33.0 boards per game. The Warhawks are committing 17.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Warhawks are connecting on 40.7% from the field, which is 302nd in college basketball. They are earning an assist 12.3 times per game (237th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Warhawks defensively are ranked 140th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.0. The UL Monroe defense allows 34.7% from downtown (67 of 193) and opponents are connecting on 66.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 10.8 assists and 38.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 51st and 293rd in the nation. They are able to force 15.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (113th in college basketball).
For their last game, the UL Monroe Warhawks took home the win by a final score of 62-55 when they faced the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Warhawks pulled down 21 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards totaling 23 in this game. They also rejected 2 shots while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Red Wolves were called for 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Warhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 83.3%. Regarding 3-pointers, UL Monroe converted 9 out of 22 tries (40.9%). When the game finished, the Warhawks walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 47 from the field which had them at 40.4%. The Warhawks allowed the Red Wolves to make 15 of their 52 attempts from the field which had them at 28.8% in this game. They finished 16.7% from downtown by shooting 3 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 29 at the charity stripe (75.9%). Concerning how they rebounded, UL Monroe permitted Arkansas State to pull down 36 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Koreem Ozier ended up being important for the Warhawks in this contest. He converted 5 out of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which earned him 13 points. Ozier pulled down 8 boards in his 40 mins played and had 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that was important for UL Monroe was Russell Harrison. He totaled 13 points in 25 minutes on the court via 5 out of 8 shooting for this contest. Harrison finished going 62.5% from the field while also contributing 4 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UL Monroe (+6)
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