Memphis at UCF NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Memphis Tigers travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 6 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 81.7 points per contest while giving up 76.4 per game. UCF has an overall mark of 18-5. They are averaging 73.4 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 12-10-1 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 12-10-1 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
02/15/19 G Tyler Harris Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Central Florida
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeremiah Martin comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Kyvon Davenport averages 14.3 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
B.J. Taylor averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 81.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 115th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 256th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 89th and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 15.5 per game. The Tigers allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 290th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 174th and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 316th place in Division 1. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 162nd in the country with 73.4 points per game this year. They are 60th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 148th in the nation. They are 107th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 183rd in assists per contest with 13.5. The Knights are 303rd in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Knights surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 214th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 124th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 106.2, which is ranked 129th. They are 11th in college basketball in pace with 76.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 125th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in D-1. Memphis is 98th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 289th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 108.1, which is ranked 78th. They are 283rd in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 84th. As a unit they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 246th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCF -6
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