Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 15-6 and a road record of 4-1. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-10. The Tigers have an overall record of 13-8 and a home record of 11-4. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 7-11 against the spread.
Shonn Miller comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.2 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for UConn. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Shaq Goodwin averages 15.1 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Dedric Lawson averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
UConn averages 73.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 146th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 109th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 106th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 11.3 per game. The Huskies allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 105th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in the Division 1.
Memphis averages 78.2 points per game this year which ranks them 57th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 300th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 44th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 110th with 12.1 per game. The Tigers allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 68th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 311th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the nation. The Tigers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 109.4 and they assist on 51.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.5%. The Huskies give up 64.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 53.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 78 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.2 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 103.5 and 60.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.7%. The Tigers give up 64.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-7 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-10 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 7-11 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 10-8 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
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