Saturday, January 9, 2016
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 10-4 and a road record of 0-1. They are 4-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Huskies have an overall record of 10-4 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 5-4 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Ricky Tarrant averages 14 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Rodney Purvis averages 15.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 53%. Shonn Miller averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Memphis averages 79 points per contest this season which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 280th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 316th in the country. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 158th with 12.7 per game. The Tigers allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 310th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the Division 1.
Connecticut averages 78.4 points per game this year which ranks them 65th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 70th in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 112th and 99th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 57th with 11.5 per game. The Huskies allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 51st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in college basketball.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 4-7 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 6-5 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-4 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-4 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
01/08/16 F Shaq Goodwin Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Connecticut
01/07/16 F K.J. Lawson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
01/07/16 G Kedren Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
01/02/16 G Craig Randall Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/22/15 C Amida Brimah Finger out 6-8 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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