UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 3/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
The UAB Blazers (22-7) are en route to Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday where they will take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-23).
The UAB Blazers faced UTEP and notched a win by a score of 69-66 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Blazers finished with 18 and UTEP finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They also converted 7 out of their 24 tries from downtown. UTEP finished the game at 56.3% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of their 16 shots. In addition, UTEP grabbed 22 rebounds (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. UTEP recorded 11 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. With respect to defending, UAB allowed 45.5% from the floor on 25 out of 55 shooting. They also recorded 11 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to rebounding, they earned 37 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Blazers buried 10 of their 12 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. UAB ended having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (24 of 57) and buried 11 out of their 26 shots from downtown.
Jordan Walker is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He ended up going 33.3% from the floor and distributed 7 assists. He was on the court for 35 mins played and snagged 3 boards. He finished with 22 points on 6 out of 18 shooting.
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UAB will enter this game with a win-loss record of 22-7 on the year. They average 79.7 points per game (16th in college basketball) while hitting 46.5% from the field. The Blazers are hitting 36.4% on three-point attempts (219 of 602) and 73.6% from the free throw line. As a team, UAB is collecting 38.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 379 assists for the season, which has them ranked 166th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.2 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Blazers are forcing 16.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 48th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (64.7). The Blazers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.1% (666 of 1,619) and they concede 33.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 72nd in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 316 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles went home defeated by a final of 77-72 against Rice. The Golden Eagles were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 30 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. Rice earned 13 fouls for the contest which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 8 tries. They were able to bury 5 of the free throw tries for a clip of 62.5%. Concerning shots from distance, Southern Miss knocked down 5 of their 19 tries (26.3%). When all was said and done, the Golden Eagles finished shooting 31 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.0%. The Golden Eagles allowed Rice to make 24 of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.7% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 30.0% from distance via 9 of 30 and finished the game at 20 of 29 at the free throw line (69.0%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Southern Miss allowed Rice to get 43 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Walyn Napper pitched in for the Golden Eagles in the matchup. He made 12 of 27 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and totaled 8 rebounds. He tallied 29 points in his 45 mins of playing time and accumulated 7 assists for this game.
Southern Miss has a win-loss record of 6-23 so far this year. The Golden Eagles have committed 16.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 68.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.6 times per contest (218th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.7 times per contest. Southern Miss has scored 1,865 pts so far this year (64.3 per contest) and they grab 34.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Eagles are hitting on 43.1% from the floor, which ranks them 240th in the country.
The Southern Miss defense allows 37.3% on shots from distance (278 of 746) and their opponents are knocking down 71.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 15.2 dimes and 36.1 total boards per game, which has them ranked 332nd and 267th in college hoops. The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 310th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 74.8. They are able to force 11.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (267th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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