Memphis at UCF College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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The Memphis Tigers head to CFE Arena to take on the UCF Knights on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 10 point favorites.
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Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 69.6 points per game while giving up 70.5 per contest. UCF has an overall record of 10-4. They are averaging 65.8 points per game and surrendering 60.5, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 3-7 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 7-2 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 1-8 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/14/17 G B.J. Taylor Knee is out indefinitely
11/10/17 C Collin Smith Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Aubrey Dawkins Shoulder is out for season
Jeremiah Martin averages 17.4 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 78% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kyvon Davenport averages 12.8 points per contest in 32 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Tacko Fall scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 21.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 0.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 78% and his free throw percentage is at 49%. B.J. Taylor averages 12 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per game. He also brings in 1 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 69.6 points per contest this year, which is 285th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 245th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 344th in Division 1. They average 34.0 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 269th and 260th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 193rd with 13.2 per game. The Tigers allow 70.5 points per contest, which is 143rd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 171st and 298th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 144th, and they allow 15.8 assists per game which puts them in 303rd place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 328th in the country with 65.8 points per contest this season. They are 203rd in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 322nd in Division 1. They are 56th in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 315th in assists per game with 11.6. The Knights are 39th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Knights give up 60.5 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 125th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 86th with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Knights are 115th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 210th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 259th. In terms of pace they are 339th in the country with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 287th. As a team they are 269th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 234th in Division 1. Memphis is 160th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 226th in the nation.
UCF is 17th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 14th in the nation. The Knights are 302nd in the country in offensive rating with 96.8, and their defensive rating of 89.1 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 301st in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 264th. As a team they are 279th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 321st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +10
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