Saturday, February 20, 2016
USF Sun Dome
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The Memphis Tigers travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 15-11 and a road record of 1-6. They are 9-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Bulls have an overall record of 6-21 and a home record of 3-12. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 12-10 against the spread.
Shaq Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Dedric Lawson averages 14.9 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 15.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Angel Nunez averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Memphis averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 300th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 285th in the country. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 148th with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 56th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 304th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 104th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in the Division 1.
South Florida averages 63.3 points per game this year which ranks them 333rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 238th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 343rd in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per contest which ranks them 53rd and 341st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 330th with 14.9 per game. The Bulls allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 59th and 60th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 273rd place in the nation. The Bulls force 9 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 81.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103 and they assist on 57.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. 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 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Tigers give up 84.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 64.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.8 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 94.7 and 42.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.8 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 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.1%. The Bulls give up 70.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 9-14 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 12-11 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 12-10 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 12-10 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/14/15 G Roddy Peters Foot out indefinitely
12/05/15 G Troy Holston Jr ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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