SMU at Memphis NCAA Basketball Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The SMU Mustangs travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 3 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Memphis has an overall mark of 11-6. They are averaging 84.1 points per contest and giving up 77.6, which is a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-10-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 8-7-2 against the over/under
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Jimmy Whitt averages 13.2 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Jahmal McMurray comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Jeremiah Martin averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Kyvon Davenport averages 15.4 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 129th and 214th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 242nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in the nation. SMU averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 162nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 185th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 186th in D-1. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 120th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 77.6 points per contest, which ranks them 299th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 208th and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 297th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest, and 197th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 334th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game. Memphis is 22nd in the country with 84.1 points per game this year. They are 85th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 205th in the nation. They are 110th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 49th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Tigers are 42nd in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Mustangs are 39th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.6. In terms of pace they are 334th in the country with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 173rd. As a team they are 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 131st in Division 1. SMU is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 122nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 103rd in the country in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 13th in Division 1 with 76.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 130th. As a team they are 102nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 272nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -3
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