Thursday, February 16, 2017
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 3 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 18-8 and a road record of 4-4. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-12. The Huskies have an overall record of 12-12 and a home record of 7-4. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 8-13 against the spread.
Dedric Lawson comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Markel Crawford averages 14.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jalen Adams averages 14.8 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Memphis averages 75.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 119th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 331st in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 75th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 31st with 11.4 per game. The Tigers allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 229th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in Division 1.
Connecticut averages 66.8 points per game this year which ranks them 298th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 237th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 147th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 86th and 128th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 121st with 12.7 per game. The Huskies allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 48th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the nation. The Huskies force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in college basketball.
The Tigers average 75.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 61.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 105.8 and they assist on 60.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 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 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Tigers give up 76.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 67.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.6 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 102.3 and 58.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Huskies give up 60.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 8-12 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 9-12 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-13 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-9 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
02/15/17 F Chad Rykhoek Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Connecticut
02/02/17 F Karim Sameh Azab Eligibility out indefinitely
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
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
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -3
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