UAB at North Texas - 1/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

UAB at North Texas - 1/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

North Texas Mean Green (8-3) vs UAB Blazers (12-3)

Game Info: Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)

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The UAB Blazers will travel to play the North Texas Mean Green in a Conference USA game on Thursday.

The UAB Blazers are 12-3 (2-0) this season and have won three games in a row. North Texas is coming off of a win against UTSA by a score of 87-59. UAB held their opponent to 34.9% shooting from the field and only two made three-point attempts in the win. KJ Buffen led the Blazers with 20 points and 9 rebounds in the game. UAB is averaging 82.1 points per game and is giving up 60.9 points per game against, while also averaging 39.6 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Jordan Walker is averaging 15.8 points per game and 4.4 assists per game, while Michael Ertel is averaging 11.1 points per game and 1.9 assists per game for the Blazers. UAB is shooting 46.7% on field goals, 69.6% on free throws, and 36.4% on three pointers.

The North Texas Mean Green are 8-3 (1-0) this season and have won six games in a row. North Texas defeated Rice in their last game by a score of 75-43. North Texas held their opponent to 31.8% shooting from the field and forced 10 turnovers in the game. Tylor Perry led the Mean Green with 18 points and 5 assists in the win. North Texas is averaging 66.7 points per game and is giving up 54 points per game against, while also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Tylor Perry is averaging 14.2 points per game and 2.5 assists per game, while Thomas Bell is averaging 12.1 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Mean Green. North Texas is shooting 41.9% on field goals, 71.1% on free throws, and 32.1% on three pointers.

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UAB is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The over is 5-1 in UAB’s last 6 games. North Texas is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 5-1 in North Texas’ last 6 home games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

North Texas comes into this game on a roll and will be looking to go 2-0 in conference play. Both of these teams have allowed less than 61 points per game, so it could be a low scoring game. UAB has a better offense, averaging over 82 points per game, while North Texas plays at a slower pace. I am going to take UAB in this game because they shoot the ball better and are the better rebounding team.

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