Thursday, February 2, 2017
USF Sun Dome
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The Memphis Tigers travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 13.5 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 16-6 and a road record of 3-3. They are 7-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-9. The Bulls have an overall record of 6-14 and a home record of 5-7. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 6-11 against the spread.
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Markel Crawford averages 14.8 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Troy Holston averages 11.4 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 48%. Geno Thorpe averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Memphis averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 330th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game which ranks them 54th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 11.7 per game. The Tigers allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 222nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in Division 1.
South Florida averages 65.3 points per game this year which ranks them 312th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 240th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 124th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 166th and 241st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 345th with 16.4 per game. The Bulls allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 184th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 271st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 288th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 316th place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 60.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.1%. The Tigers give up 76.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 67.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 60 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -24.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.8 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 93.2 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 20.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.1%. The Bulls give up 71.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 84.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 7-9 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 8-9 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 6-11 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 10-7 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/27/16 F Chad Rykhoek Ankle out indefinitely
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/20/16 G Jahmal McMurray Personal has left program
02/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Memphis U
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -13.5
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