Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 3/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Ford Center At The Star in Frisco, TX
The UAB Blazers (26-7) welcome the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (24-9) at Ford Center At The Star on Saturday.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs faced off with North Texas and went home with a win by a final score of 42-36 in their last contest. Louisiana Tech wrapped up the game having earned a 28.6% FG percentage (14 of 49) and converted 5 of their 18 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 9 of 11 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned 33 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 3 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to defending, Louisiana Tech allowed 24.1% from the field on 13 out of 54 shooting. North Texas dished out 5 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, North Texas grabbed 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. North Texas finished 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of 9 tries. They also made 4 out of their 24 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up finishing with 12 while North Texas had 14 personal fouls.
Keaston Willis is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He finished the contest at 36.4% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He left the arena with 12 points on 4 out of 11 shooting.
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Louisiana Tech will play this contest with a record of 24-9 so far this year. They currently have an average of 75.3 points per outing (65th in the country) while shooting 45.7% from the field. The Bulldogs are connecting on 34.7% on 3-point shots (277 of 798) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Louisiana Tech is pulling in 36.2 boards per contest and has earned 460 dimes this year, which is 73rd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 11.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 14.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 136th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.6). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.1% (805 of 1,959) and they surrender 35.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 227th in D-1 in giving up assists with 412 relinquished for the year.
For their last game, the UAB Blazers took home the win by a final score of 102-98 against MTSU. The Blazers were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They also gave up possession 12 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. MTSU earned 24 fouls for this game which got the Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 36 attempts. They were able to convert 29 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 80.6%. Concerning 3-pointers, UAB converted 11 out of 31 tries (35.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Blazers ended up going 31 out of 71 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.7%. The Blazers permitted MTSU to convert 32 out of their 78 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.0% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 30.0% from distance by hitting 9 out of 30 and finished the contest at 25 of 32 from the charity stripe (78.1%). In reference to how they rebounded, UAB permitted MTSU to grab 41 in all (15 offensive).
Jordan Walker ended up being a factor for the Blazers in this matchup. He knocked down 11 out of 29 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 37.9%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. He earned 40 points in his 46 mins on the court and accumulated 3 dimes in this game.
UAB has a mark of 26-7 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Blazers are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which ranks them 45th in Division 1. UAB has scored 2,661 pts for the year (80.6 per game) and they average 38.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 13.1 times per contest (171st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per contest. The Blazers are committing 16.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.5% from the free throw line.
The UAB defense allows 32.8% on three-point shots (228 of 696) and opponents are making 71.3% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.1 assists and 33.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 63rd and 134th in those defensive categories. The Blazers on the defensive end are ranked 87th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.1. They are forcing 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the field (72nd in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UAB
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