Mercer at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Mercer Bears travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1 point favorites.
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Mercer comes into this game with an overall record of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 15.5 as they are averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 64.0 per contest. Memphis has an overall mark of 3-2. They are averaging 67.0 points per contest and giving up 68.2, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Mercer Bears Betting Trends
The Mercer Bears are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Mercer Bears are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Mercer Bears Injuries
11/29/17 G Ria'n Holland Ankle is "?"
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/01/17 F Karim Sameh Azab Knee is "?" Saturday vs Mercer
Ria'n Holland averages 20.2 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 97%. Jordan Strawberry averages 10.1 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jeremiah Martin averages 16.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Kyvon Davenport averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mercer averages 79.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 115th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 84th. Behind the arc they shoot 42%, which is good for 25th in the country. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 261st and 71st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 12.3 per game. The Bears allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 132nd and 220th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 232nd place in college basketball. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 246th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 311th in the country with 67.0 points per game this year. They are 259th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in college basketball. They are 268th in the nation in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 307th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Tigers are 162nd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Tigers surrender 68.2 points per contest, which ranks them 104th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 169th and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 273rd with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 105th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 135th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Bears are 74th in the country in defensive rating with 92.9, and their offensive rating of 115.4 is ranked 35th. They are 276th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 51st. As a unit they are 35th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 118th in D-1. Mercer is 226th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 189th in the country.
Memphis is 121st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 162nd in Division 1. The Tigers are 204th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.2, and their offensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 258th. They are 322nd in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 284th. As a unit they are 292nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mercer/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -1
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