Samford at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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The Samford Bulldogs head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Tigers on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 10 point favorites.
Samford comes into this game with an overall record of 2-6. They currently have a point differential of -13.1 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 85.0 per contest. Memphis has an overall record of 4-2. They are averaging 69.7 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Samford Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Samford Bulldogs are 0-5 against the spread this season
The Samford Bulldogs are 4-1 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 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key Samford Bulldogs Injuries
12/03/17 C Wyatt Walker Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/17 F Karim Sameh Azab Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Samford
Demetrius Dyson averages 14.4 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Justin Coleman averages 13.4 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jeremiah Martin scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Kyvon Davenport averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Samford averages 71.9 points per contest this year, which is 241st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -13.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 236th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 112th in Division 1. They average 30.3 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 339th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 178th with 13.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 85.0 points per contest, which is 338th in the country. They also surrender a 53% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 351st and 330th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 187th, and they allow 20.6 assists per game which puts them in 349th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 274th in the country with 69.7 points per contest this season. They are 300th in the nation in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 338th in Division 1. They are 228th in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 300th in assists per game with 11.7. The Tigers are 235th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Tigers give up 70.3 points per game, which ranks them 145th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 169th and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 280th with 15.2 dimes allowed per game and 138th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 164th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 350th in the country in defensive rating with 122.5, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 196th. They are 259th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 168th. As a unit they are 198th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 31st in D-1. Samford is 142nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 61%, which is 351st in the country.
Memphis is 212th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 188th in Division 1. The Tigers are 231st in the nation in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 224th. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 314th. As a unit they are 295th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Samford/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Samford +10
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