UAB Blazers vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 2/16/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs UTEP Miners
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Location: Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
The UAB Blazers (18-9) are headed to Don Haskins Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the UTEP Miners (12-13).
The UAB Blazers took the court against MTSU and took home the win by a score of 92-69 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Blazers left the arena with 18 and MTSU racked up 16 fouls. They also knocked down 7 out of their 19 tries from beyond the arc. MTSU shot 76.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 21 attempts. In addition, MTSU collected 20 boards (5 offensive, 15 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. MTSU doled out 11 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In regard to defense, UAB allowed 41.8% from the floor on 23 out of 55 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 39 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Blazers converted 15 of 21 shots for a rate of 71.4%. UAB wrapped up the game with a 50.8% field goal percentage (32 out of 63) and buried 13 out of their 25 3-point attempts.
Jordan Walker is one guy who was a contributor in this game. He accumulated 25 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 27 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished the contest at 47.1% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
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UAB enters this one with a record of 18-9 this year. They are averaging 82.3 points per contest (11th in the nation) while hitting 45.5% from the field. The Blazers are hitting 35.8% on shots from downtown (191 of 533) and 73.6% from the free throw line. As a team, UAB is snagging 41.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 420 assists for the campaign, which is 20th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.0 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Blazers have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 fouls. They relinquish 33.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 247th in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.9). The Blazers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.8% (688 of 1,644) and they concede 34.5 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 219th in college hoops in giving up assists with 339 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the UTEP Miners walked away with a victory by a final of 77-66 against UTSA. In regard to how they attacked the glass, UTEP permitted UTSA to grab 21 overall (2 offensive). They went 27.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 of 22 and finished the game at 16 of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). The Miners allowed UTSA to knock down 22 of 49 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.9% for the game. Overall, the Miners went 27 for 61 from the field which had them at 44.3%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, UTEP knocked down 8 of 19 attempts (42.1%). They were able to make 15 of them for a rate of 60.0%. UTSA had 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Miners to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Miners pulled down 25 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 39 in this contest.
Jonathan dos Anjos ended up having an impact for the Miners in this game. He scored 12 points in his 18 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in this contest. He made 5 of 9 for this contest for a rate of 55.6%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
UTEP has a win-loss mark of 12-13 so far this year. The Miners have committed 17.9 personal fouls per game and they go 61.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.0 times per contest (282nd in college basketball) and they cough up possession 15.4 times per game. UTEP has 1,706 points on the year (68.2 per contest) and they average 35.8 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Miners are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 177th in the nation.
The UTEP defense allows 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (165 of 516) and their opposition makes 72.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 10.5 dimes and 32.6 rebounds per contest, which is 31st and 88th in those categories. The Miners on defense are ranked 92nd in D-1 in PPG given up with 66.6. They are forcing 17.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (166th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UAB
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