Memphis at Temple NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/24/2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Temple as 4.5 point favorites.
Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 84.0 points per game while giving up 76.7 per contest. Temple has an overall record of 14-4. They are averaging 75.2 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 7-9-2 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/15/18 G David Wingett Fibula is out 4-6 weeks
11/13/18 F Lance Thomas Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Kyvon Davenport comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 60%. Jeremiah Martin averages 14.7 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Shizz Alston Jr. averages 18.9 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Quinton Rose averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 84.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 214th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 44th with 15.2 per game. The Tigers allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 287th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 171st and 128th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 205th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 294th place in Division 1. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 139th in the country with 75.2 points per game this year. They are 192nd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 257th in the nation. They are 246th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 89th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Owls are 303rd in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Owls surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 155th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 282nd and 288th in those defensive statistics. They rank 189th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 177th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Owls are 292nd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 106th. They are 13th in college basketball in pace with 76.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 127th. As a unit they are 105th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in D-1. Memphis is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 316th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 155th. They are 173rd in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 220th. As a unit they are 209th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 240th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Temple -4.5
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