Thursday, February 23, 2017
Fifth Third Arena
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 13 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 18-9 and a road record of 4-5. They are 9-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-13. The Bearcats have an overall record of 24-3 and a home record of 16-0. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Markel Crawford averages 14.1 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kyle Washington averages 13.8 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Jacob Evans averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Memphis averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 128th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 153rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 333rd in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 77th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 11.6 per game. The Tigers allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 45th and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 218th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 102nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 51st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 150th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 85th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 18th with 10.7 per game. The Bearcats allow 60.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 144th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the nation. The Bearcats force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 93rd in college basketball.
The Tigers average 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 105.4 and they assist on 60.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%. The Tigers give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bearcats score 84.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21.8 points per game. The Bearcats have a rating on offense of 113.4 and 60.3% 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 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Cincinnati turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.3%. The Bearcats give up 62.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 9-12 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 9-13 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-11 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-12 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
02/22/17 F Chad Rykhoek Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati
02/02/17 F Karim Sameh Azab Eligibility out indefinitely
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
02/22/17 G Jarron Cumberland Disciplinary "?" Thursday vs. Memphis U
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati -13
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