Memphis at UCF College Basketball Game Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Memphis Tigers head to FedEx Forum to take on the UCF Knights on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has UCF as 2 point favorites.
Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 76.0 per contest. UCF has an overall mark of 23-7. They are averaging 72.7 points per contest and giving up 63.8, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 16-16-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 17-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 18-11-1 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 15-14-1 against the over/under this year
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 UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeremiah Martin comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Kyvon Davenport averages 13.2 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
B.J. Taylor scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 81.3 points per contest, which is 25th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 94th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 261st in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 15.3 per game. The Tigers allow 76.0 points per contest, which is 285th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 104th and 74th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 220th, and they allow 15.2 assists per game which puts them in 317th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 337th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 172nd in the nation with 72.7 points per contest this season. They are 62nd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 117th in the NCAA. They are 94th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.0 boards per contest and 172nd in assists per game with 13.5. The Knights are 286th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Knights give up 63.8 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 41st in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 155th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Knights are 104th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 127th. They are 9th in college basketball in pace with 76.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 143rd. As a unit they are 123rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 247th in D-1. Memphis is 101st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 258th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 84th. They are 288th in D-1 in pace with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 85th. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 248th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +2
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