The UAB Blazers (6-1) and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-9) battle at Legacy Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. UAB Blazers Betting Preview
In the Bulldogs last contest, they lost to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, 69-54. Julian Walters put together a solid game for Alabama A&M, leading the team in scoring with 13 points on 4-for-6 shooting. Southern Miss had a turnover percentage of 6.0 (better than their season average of 12.4). Alabama A&M, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.226 (above their season average of 0.224).
The Blazers are hoping for a better outcome after their 85-80 loss to the Auburn Tigers in their last game. Chris Cokley led UAB in scoring with 26 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Auburn held the Blazers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (below their season average of 40.5). UAB, on the other hand, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (23-26; 88.5 percent).
Getting to the line might be few and far between for Alabama A&M in this showdown. The Bulldogs rank 245th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.253, while UAB ranks 60th in FTA rate allowed (0.198) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
The Blazers won the only contest against the Bulldogs last season, 75-45. The Blazers played a perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 44.1 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.543. For those same stats, the Bulldogs put up marks of 22.5 and 0.356, respectively.
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. UAB Blazers Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – UAB, ATS Winner – UAB, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Blazers rank 238th in three pointers attempted per game (17.9) while the Bulldogs rank 248th (16.2).
- UAB ranks 61st in assists per game (15.7) while Alabama A&M ranks 250th (11.2).
- The Blazers rank 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while the Bulldogs rank 219th (37.3).
- UAB ranks 43rd in blocks per game (4.7) while Alabama A&M ranks 209th (1.5).