Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 5-8 and a road record of 1-2. They are 2-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-7. The Tigers have an overall record of 10-4 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.7 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Dedric Lawson averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Markel Crawford averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Connecticut averages 63.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 325th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 295th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 319th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 120th and 266th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 13.1 per game. The Huskies allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 51st in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 287th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in Division 1.
Memphis averages 81.1 points per game this year which ranks them 34th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 50th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 312th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 57th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 32nd with 11.3 per game. The Tigers allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 68th and 113th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 150th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 57.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 96.8 and they assist on 53.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.8%. The Huskies give up 69 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 80.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 111.9 and 62.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.8 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 31% of their shots. Memphis turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35%. The Tigers give up 66.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-8 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-7 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 4-5 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 4-5 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/31/16 G Jalen Adams Concussion is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Tulsa
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/27/16 F Chad Rykhoek Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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