Tennessee at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 9.5 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.0 as they are averaging 82.8 points per contest while giving up 64.8 per game. Memphis has an overall mark of 5-4. They are averaging 80.0 points per contest and giving up 78.6, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 3-3-1 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/14/18 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Memphis U
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is OUT 2-4 weeks
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
11/13/18 F Lance Thomas Eligibility is out indefinitely
Admiral Schofield averages 17.9 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%. Grant Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Jeremiah Martin averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Tyler Harris averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 50th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 224th, and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Tennessee averages 82.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 42nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 18.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 175th in D-1. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 78.6 points per contest, which ranks them 302nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 288th and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 210th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 218th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 340th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per game. Memphis is 76th in the country with 80.0 points per game this year. They are 213th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 277th in the nation. They are 144th in the country in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game and 146th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Tigers are 42nd in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Volunteers are 46th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.2. In terms of pace they are 139th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 86th. As a team they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 282nd in Division 1. Tennessee is 315th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 121st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 209th in the country in offensive rating with 102.9. In terms of pace they are 33rd in Division 1 with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 253rd. As a team they are 256th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 297th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +9.5
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