Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Memphis Tigers head to CFE Arena to take on the UCF Knights on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCF as 1.5 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 Knights have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 7-8 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%.
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B.J. Taylor averages 17.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Matt Williams averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Memphis averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 85th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 116th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 331st in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game which ranks them 50th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 44th 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 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in Division 1.
UCF averages 68.5 points per game this year which ranks them 270th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 190th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 262nd in the nation. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 287th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 327th with 15.4 per game. The Knights allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the nation. The Knights force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th 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 Knights score 71 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Knights have a rating on offense of 101 and 49.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.5 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. UCF turns it over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34%. The Knights give up 56.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 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
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 7-8 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 10-7 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/27/16 F Chad Rykhoek Ankle out indefinitely
02/02/17 G Jimario Rivers Sinus probable Thursday vs. South Florida
02/02/17 F Karim Sameh Azab Eligibility out indefinitely
02/02/17 G Markel Crawford Tendonitis probable Thursday vs. South Florida
UCF Knights Injuries
12/12/16 G Chance McSpadden Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take UCF -1.5
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