Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 1-4. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-10. The Cougars have an overall record of 16-7 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 9-8 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Shaq Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Dedric Lawson averages 14.3 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.3 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Damyean Dotson averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Memphis averages 76.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 79th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 314th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 296th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 64th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 138th with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 310th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in the Division 1.
Houston averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 63rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 75th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 182nd in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 55th and 175th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 41st with 11.3 per game. The Cougars allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 96th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the nation. The Cougars force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 155th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 78.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 102.1 and they assist on 60% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.1%. The Tigers give up 80.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.2 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 113.8 and 47% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Houston turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.7%. The Cougars give up 66 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 8-12 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 10-10 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 9-8 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 9-8 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
Houston Cougars Injuries
02/09/16 G Robert Gray Jr. Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis U
02/01/16 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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