Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Temple as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 16-13 and a road record of 1-7. They are 10-16 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-12. The Owls have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 14-12 against the spread.
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Shaq Goodwin averages 15.1 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Quenton DeCosey averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Obi Enechionyia averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Memphis averages 77.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 73rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 295th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 288th in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 12.7 per game. The Tigers allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 307th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in the Division 1.
Temple averages 68.6 points per game this year which ranks them 261st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 307th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 191st in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 144th and 162nd respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 1st with 9 per game. The Owls allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 294th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the nation. The Owls force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 306th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 80 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103 and they assist on 58.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.3 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 14.5 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 33.6%. The Tigers give up 84.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 71.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.9 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 102.7 and 54% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Temple turns it over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.9%. The Owls give up 67.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 10-16 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 14-12 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 14-12 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 13-13 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
Temple Owls Injuries
03/02/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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