Houston at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Houston Cougars head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 7 point favorites.
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Houston heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-5. They currently have a point differential of 12.1 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 64.6 per game. Memphis has an overall mark of 16-11. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 70.4, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 7-14 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 10-13 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.1 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 13 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jeremiah Martin scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Kyvon Davenport averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 76.7 points per contest this year, which is 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 101st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 41st in Division 1. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 237th with 12.4 per game. The Cougars allow 64.6 points per contest, which is 18th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 51st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 48th, and they allow 10.8 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 184th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 271st in the country with 69.9 points per contest this season. They are 198th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 343rd in Division 1. They are 218th in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per contest and 238th in assists per game with 12.8. The Tigers are 92nd in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Tigers give up 70.4 points per game, which ranks them 128th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 102nd and 314th in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 15.2 dimes allowed per game and 80th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 171st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Cougars are 48th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 94 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 230th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 91st. As a team they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 176th in Division 1. Houston is 235th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 9th in the nation.
Memphis is 72nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 181st in Division 1. The Tigers are 235th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 192nd. They are 327th in D-1 in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 248th. As a unit they are 231st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -7
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