South Florida at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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The South Florida Bulls travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 13 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-21. They currently have a point differential of -9.2 as they are averaging 62.4 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Memphis has an overall record of 18-11. They are averaging 71.1 points per game and surrendering 71.2, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 8-16 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 14-11 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 12-13 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
01/21/18 F Tulio Da Silva Left Team is out for season
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
02/24/18 G Jeremiah Martin Ankle is out for season
David Collins averages 8.9 points per game while playing 24.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Payton Banks averages 11.5 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kareem Brewton Jr. averages 8.5 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Kyvon Davenport averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 62.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 346th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 327th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 141st in the country. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 304th and 314th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 65th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 156th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 247th and 135th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 269th place in college basketball. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 246th in the country with 71.1 points per game this year. They are 167th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 330th in college basketball. They are 232nd in the nation in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 220th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Tigers are 82nd in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Tigers surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 148th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 112th and 315th in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 15.2 assists allowed per contest and 69th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 186th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Bulls are 333rd in the nation in offensive rating with 94.8, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 299th. In terms of pace they are 333rd in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 327th. As a team they are 319th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 272nd in Division 1. South Florida is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 219th in the nation.
Memphis is 68th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 202nd in Division 1. The Tigers are 250th in the nation in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 151st. They are 324th in D-1 in pace with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 216th. As a unit they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -13
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