South Alabama Jaguars vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 12/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs UAB Blazers
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL
The South Alabama Jaguars (3-5) are hitting the road to Bartow Arena on Sunday where they will compete against the UAB Blazers (6-1).
The South Alabama Jaguars took the court against Florida Atlantic and ended up losing by a score of 84-59 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Jaguars ended up with 9 and Florida Atlantic finished the game with 8 personal fouls. They also made 10 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc. Florida Atlantic went 60.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of their 10 tries. Moreover, Florida Atlantic pulled down 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Florida Atlantic doled out 17 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. When it comes to defense, South Alabama allowed 60.7% from the floor on 34 out of 56 shooting. They also distributed 9 dimes in the matchup while creating 15 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In relation to rebounding, they earned 19 with 3 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Jaguars buried 3 of their 6 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. South Alabama ended the game having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (25 out of 57) and converted 6 of their 20 three-point shots.
Isaiah Moore is a player who played a role in this matchup. He walked away with 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins played and collected 2 rebounds. He ended up shooting 61.5% from the field and also dished out 5 assists.
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South Alabama enters this one with a record of 3-5 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 14.4 fouls per game. As a unit, South Alabama is pulling down 31.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 93 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 253rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Jaguars are hitting 28.9% on shots from beyond the arc (52 of 180) and 72.8% from the free throw line. They average 70.9 pts per game (219th in Division 1) while hitting 45.9% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Jaguars have forced 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 12.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 273rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 106 conceded so far this season. The Jaguars defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (209 of 482) and they relinquish 39.1 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 34.0% on shots from downtown while they are 183rd in the nation in PPG allowed (68.9).
For their last game, the UAB Blazers took home the win by a final score of 80-61 when they faced Jacksonville. The Blazers were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. Jacksonville was called for 10 personal fouls for the game which took the Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. In terms of 3-point attempts, UAB made 11 of their 27 attempts (40.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Blazers went 30 out of 72 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.7%. The Blazers permitted Jacksonville to convert 22 out of their 55 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.0% in this contest. They went 37.5% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 24 and ended up shooting 8 out of 12 at the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about team rebounding, UAB allowed Jacksonville to pull down 30 overall (7 offensive).
Jordan Walker ended up being a major contributor for the Blazers for the matchup. He earned 26 points in his 35 mins on the court and added 3 dimes in the matchup. He made 10 of 24 in this game for a rate of 41.7%, and had 4 rebounds.
UAB has a record of 6-1 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Blazers are shooting 50.3% from the field, which ranks 20th in the nation. UAB has tallied 645 pts for the year (92.1 per game) and they snag 42.4 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.9 times per contest (12th in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per game. The Blazers are committing 16.4 fouls per game and they hit 76.8% from the free throw line.
The UAB defense gives up 28.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (42 of 146) and opponents are connecting on 70.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.0 dimes and 34.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks 161st and 204th in those categories. The Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 164th in the country in PPG surrendered with 68.0. They are forcing 16.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.7% from the floor (79th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take South Alabama
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