Siena at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The Siena Saints travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 11 point favorites.
Siena comes into this game with an overall record of 3-8. They currently have a point differential of -10.0 as they are averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 81.3 per contest. Memphis has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 71.2 points per game and surrendering 69.7, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Siena Saints Betting Trends
The Siena Saints are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Siena Saints are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 3-4 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key Siena Saints Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nico Clareth averages 16.2 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ahsante Shivers averages 11.3 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Jeremiah Martin averages 18.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kyvon Davenport averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Siena averages 71.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 265th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -10.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 267th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 105th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 147th and 319th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 38th with 15.8 per game. The Saints allow 81.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 324th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 260th and 253rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 210th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 232nd place in college basketball. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 266th in the country with 71.2 points per game this year. They are 233rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 318th in college basketball. They are 239th in the nation in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 245th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Tigers are 197th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Tigers surrender 69.7 points per contest, which ranks them 126th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 278th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 132nd with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 145th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Saints are 270th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 330th. In terms of pace they are 219th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 269th. As a team they are 271st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 299th in Division 1. Siena is 47th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 252nd in the nation.
Memphis is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 161st in Division 1. The Tigers are 240th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 171st. They are 342nd in D-1 in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 260th. As a unit they are 245th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Siena/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -11
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