Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 13-7 and a road record of 1-3. They are 7-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-7. The Mustangs have an overall record of 18-1 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 9-6 and they are 6-9 against the spread.
Shaq Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Dedric Lawson averages 14.8 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Nic Moore averages 15.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Ben Moore averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Memphis averages 78.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 285th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 288th in the country. They average 42 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 12.4 per game. The Tigers allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 57th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 296th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 84th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the Division 1.
SMU averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 34th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 10th in the nation. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest which ranks them 33rd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 106th with 12.1 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 138th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in college basketball.
The Tigers average 80.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 104.2 and they assist on 60.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.4%. The Tigers give up 81 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 81.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21.4 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 120.8 and 60.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 43.3%. The Mustangs give up 60.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 7-10 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 10-7 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 6-9 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 9-6 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
SMU Mustangs Injuries
12/23/15 G Sedrick Barefield Personal expected to transfer
11/12/15 G Ben Emelogu Knee out for season
01/06/16 G Keith Frazier Personal has left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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