Memphis at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 2 point favorites.
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Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 70.6 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Connecticut has an overall record of 13-15. They are averaging 67.4 points per game and surrendering 72.5, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 11-13 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 13-12 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-17 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-12 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
02/24/18 G Jeremiah Martin Ankle is out for season
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/23/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is out for season
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
02/24/18 G Jalen Adams Flu missed last game, is "?" Sunday vs Memphis U
Kareem Brewton Jr. averages 8.4 points per game while playing 22.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 65%. Kyvon Davenport averages 12.9 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Jalen Adams averages 17.8 points per game while playing 38 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Christian Vital averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 70.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 259th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 183rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 339th in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 224th and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 13.9 per game. The Tigers allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 142nd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 107th and 313th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 307th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 311th in the country with 67.4 points per game this year. They are 323rd in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -5.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 317th in college basketball. They are 221st in the nation in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 343rd in assists per contest with 10.1. The Huskies are 227th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Huskies surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 176th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 136th and 269th in those defensive statistics. They rank 232nd with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 271st with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 116th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The Tigers are 164th in the nation in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 243rd. In terms of pace they are 325th in the country with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 232nd. As a team they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 255th in Division 1. Memphis is 68th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 184th in the nation.
Connecticut is 194th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 208th in Division 1. The Huskies are 262nd in the nation in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 296th. They are 293rd in D-1 in pace with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 330th. As a unit they are 318th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -2
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