UAB vs. North Texas C-USA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023
The No. 3 seed UAB Blazers (24-8, 14-6 C-USA) are 1-point favorites in C-USA Tournament against the No. 2 seed North Texas Mean Green (26-6, 16-4 C-USA) on Friday at Ford Center at The Star. The matchup begins at 3:00 PM and airs on CBS Sports Network, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under for the matchup is set at 126.5.
UAB vs. North Texas Odds
- UAB odds to win: -116
- North Texas odds to win: -103
- Spread: UAB (-1)
- Total: 126.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Where: Frisco, Texas
- Venue: Ford Center at The Star
Who Will Win UAB vs. North Texas?
UAB and North Texas Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
UAB has a 14-15 record against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
North Texas has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 1 point or more this season.
These teams average 146.5 points per game combined, 20 more than the over/under of 126.5.
UAB and North Texas have seen their opponents average a combined 0.7 fewer points per game than the point total of 126.5 set for this matchup.
The average total UAB has had set in games this year is 26.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average point total for the Mean Green this season is 7.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Blazers have a 15-17-0 record against the spread this season.
The Mean Green are 17-12-1 against the spread this year.
UAB Stats & Insights
UAB’s +375 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 11.7 points per game) is a result of scoring 82.4 points per game (ninth in college basketball) while giving up 70.7 per outing (198th in college basketball).
UAB ranks second in the nation at 37.6 rebounds per game. That’s 7.3 more than the 30.3 its opponents average.
The Blazers connect on 7.4 three-pointers per game (182nd in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.4 on average.
UAB averages 99.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (51st in college basketball), and gives up 85.1 points per 100 possessions (35th in college basketball).
The Blazers post 83.8 points per game in home games, compared to 79.4 points per game in away games, a difference of 4.4 points per contest.
North Texas Stats & Insights
North Texas’ +287 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 9.0 points per game) is a result of putting up 64.1 points per game (339th in college basketball) while allowing 55.1 per outing (first in college basketball).
The 30.5 rebounds per game North Texas accumulates rank 257th in the nation, five more than the 25.5 its opponents pull down.
North Texas knocks down 7.3 three-pointers per game (194th in college basketball), 2.4 more than its opponents. It shoots 35.2% from deep (120th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 30.4%.
North Texas ranks 132nd in college basketball averaging 95.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is eighth, allowing 82.2 points per 100 possessions.
The Mean Green score 64.6 points per game at home, and 63.4 away.
UAB Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Blazers this season is Jordan Walker, who averages 23.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
Trey Jemison is UAB’s leading rebounder, pulling down 8.3 per game, while Eric Gaines is its best passer, averaging 4.7 assists in each contest.
Walker leads the Blazers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 4.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Gaines is UAB’s leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Jemison leads them in blocks with 1.9 per contest.
North Texas Key Players to Watch
Tylor Perry is the top scorer for the Mean Green with 16.8 points per game. He also adds 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game to his scoring output.
North Texas’ leader in rebounds is Abou Ousmane with 6.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Kai Huntsberry with 2.9 per game.
Perry is dependable from distance and leads the Mean Green with three made threes per game.
Rubin Jones (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for North Texas while Ousmane (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.
UAB vs. North Texas Prediction
- Pick ATS:
North Texas (+1)
- Pick OU:
UAB 69, North Texas 68
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