Tulsa at Memphis NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 8.5 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. Memphis has an overall mark of 18-12. They are averaging 81.8 points per contest and giving up 76.5, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 16-14-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 17-13-0 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane 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
DaQuan Jeffries comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Martins Igbanu averages 12.7 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jeremiah Martin averages 19.7 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kyvon Davenport averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 186th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 114th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 168th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 222nd and 193rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 211th with 12.7 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 71.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 40th and 110th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 282nd and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 246th place in Division 1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 21st in the country with 81.8 points per game this year. They are 86th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 234th in the nation. They are 63rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Tigers are 30th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Tigers surrender 76.5 points per contest, which ranks them 290th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 70th in those defensive statistics. They rank 320th with 15.4 assists allowed per contest and 213th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 336th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Golden Hurricane are 199th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7. In terms of pace they are 153rd in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 140th. As a team they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 212th in Division 1. Tulsa is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 102nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 110th in the country in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 9th in Division 1 with 76.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 132nd. As a team they are 117th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 248th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -8.5
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