Memphis at Wichita State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Charles Koch Arena
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 3.5 point favorites.
Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 16-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 82.1 points per game while giving up 76.5 per contest. Wichita State has an overall mark of 13-12. They are averaging 69.8 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 16-11-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-11-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-13-1 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
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeremiah Martin comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Kyvon Davenport averages 14.0 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Markis McDuffie averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 82.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 108th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 258th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 15.3 per game. The Tigers allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 291st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 149th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 198th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 320th place in Division 1. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 260th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 318th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 305th in the nation. They are 89th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 190th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Shockers are 232nd in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Shockers surrender 69.8 points per contest, which ranks them 139th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 116th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 200th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 130th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 120th. They are 9th in college basketball in pace with 76.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 150th. As a unit they are 126th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in D-1. Memphis is 108th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 258th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 262nd in the country in offensive rating with 100.5. In terms of pace they are 201st in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 321st. As a team they are 324th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 161st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State -3.5
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