North Texas Mean Green vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL
Bartow Arena is the location where the UAB Blazers (19-6) will try to beat the North Texas Mean Green (18-4) on Saturday.
The North Texas Mean Green played Rice and went home with a win by a final score of 67-44 in their last contest. North Texas finished with a 43.1% field goal percentage (25 out of 58) and knocked down 7 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Mean Green knocked down 10 of 15 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 39 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 11 dimes for the game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With regard to defense, North Texas allowed their opponent to shoot 31.9% from the field on 15 out of 47 shooting. Rice recorded 9 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. On top of that, Rice totaled 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Rice ended up shooting 91.7% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 12 shots. They also made 3 of 13 tries from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Mean Green ended up finishing with 15 and Rice finished the game with 14 personal fouls.
Thomas Bell is someone who came through for the contest. He accounted for 21 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins and also snagged 8 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 52.9% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
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North Texas heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 18-4 for the year. They have an average of 66.5 pts per game (293rd in college basketball) while going 44.7% from the field. The Mean Green are shooting 37.3% on shots from 3-point land (180 of 483) and 66.4% from the free throw line. As a team, North Texas is collecting 34.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 264 dimes on the season, which is 319th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.3 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Mean Green are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.5 fouls. They give up 28.5% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 1st in college hoops in opponents points per game (55.5). The Mean Green are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.8% (456 of 1,090) and they concede 29.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 2nd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 183 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the UAB Blazers took a loss by a final score of 81-72 against Old Dominion. The Blazers snagged 23 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 33 in the matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 4 steals for the contest. Old Dominion had 19 fouls in the game which took the Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to bury 22 of them for a rate of 84.6%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, UAB knocked down 4 of their 19 tries (21.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Blazers ended up shooting 23 out of 56 from the floor which had them at 41.1%. The Blazers allowed Old Dominion to bury 26 of 51 tries from the field which had them sitting at 51.0% in the matchup. They finished 28.6% from downtown by going 4 out of 14 and finished the contest at 25 out of 35 at the charity stripe (71.4%). With respect to rebounding, UAB allowed Old Dominion to pull down 30 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Quan Jackson ended up being a factor for the Blazers for the matchup. He totaled 17 points in his 29 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the game. He converted 7 of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and earned 8 rebounds.
UAB has a win-loss record of 19-6 so far this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Blazers are connecting on 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 60th in college basketball. UAB has scored 2,025 pts so far this year (81.0 per game) and they grab 38.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.0 times per contest (187th in the country) and they are giving up possession 10.9 times per game. The Blazers have committed 16.5 fouls per game while shooting 74.0% from the free throw line.
The Blazers are ranked 66th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.1. They are forcing their opponents into 17.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the field (61st in college hoops). The UAB defense gives up 33.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (170 of 514) and their opponents are converting on 71.4% of their foul shots. They allow 11.0 assists and 34.8 boards per game, which ranks them 55th and 193rd in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UAB
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