Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 3/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Location: Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Southern Miss (+9)
Bartow Arena is the location where the UAB Blazers (25-10) will attempt to beat the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (25-7) on Tuesday. Southern Miss is 9-point dogs. The over/under is 151.5.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles faced off with South Alabama and took a loss by a score of 78-61 in their last contest. Southern Miss ended the game with a 37.3% field goal percentage (19 of 51) and knocked down 4 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles knocked down 19 of 21 shots for a rate of 90.5%. When discussing pulling down boards, they collected 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 8 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. In the matter of the defense, Southern Miss allowed their opponent to shoot 48.1% from the field on 26 out of 54 shooting. South Alabama dished out 12 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Furthermore, South Alabama collected 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. South Alabama finished 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 18 of their 24 shots. They also knocked down 8 of 20 tries from 3-point land. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Eagles left the arena with 21 while South Alabama racked up 16 fouls.
Denijay Harris is a player who was a contributor for this game. He accounted for 18 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played for 38 mins and totaled 12 rebounds. He ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor but didn't record an assist.
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Southern Miss steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 25-7 this year. They are turning it over 11.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.6 fouls per game. As a team, Southern Miss is snagging 36.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 468 assists so far this year, which is 87th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 32.6% on shots from 3-point land (222 of 682) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.3 points per outing (121st in D-1) while connecting on 45.8% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.8 fouls. They are giving up 31.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 51st in the nation in PPG allowed (65.4). The Golden Eagles are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.3% (744 of 1,803) and they concede 33.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 132nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 392 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the UAB Blazers went home defeated by a final of 78-56 when they faced Florida Atlantic. When discussing cleaning the glass, UAB allowed Florida Atlantic to get 44 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 35.0% from beyond the arc via 7 out of 20 and finished the contest at 13 out of 17 at the charity stripe (76.5%). The Blazers allowed Florida Atlantic to convert 29 of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.5% in this game. When the game finished, the Blazers shot 20 for 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.7%. With respect to 3-point attempts, UAB made 5 of 26 tries (19.2%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.6%. Florida Atlantic committed 12 personal fouls in the game which took the Blazers to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Blazers corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 30 for the matchup.
Jordan Walker was important for the Blazers for the matchup. He racked up 18 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for this contest. He buried 6 of 20 in this contest for a rate of 30.0%, and had 1 rebound.
UAB has a record of 25-10 so far this season. As an offense, the Blazers are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 117th in college hoops. UAB has scored 2,853 pts this season (81.5 per game) and they pull in 40.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.5 times per contest (79th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest. The Blazers commit 17.6 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The UAB defense surrenders 32.6% on 3-pointers (254 of 779) and opponents are making 72.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.3 dimes and 34.9 total boards per game, which has them ranked 147th and 234th in those categories on the defensive end. The Blazers defensively are ranked 223rd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 71.5. They have forced 14.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (66th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southern Miss (+9)
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