Wichita State at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 5.5 point favorites.
Wichita State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 69.7 per contest. Memphis has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 85.1 points per contest and giving up 77.2, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
01/02/19 G Dexter Dennis Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Memphis U
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
Markis McDuffie comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.1 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Tyler Harris averages 14.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Jeremiah Martin averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 283rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 320th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 296th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 215th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.3 per game. The Shockers allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 139th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 162nd and 136th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 187th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 93rd place in Division 1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 17th in the country with 85.1 points per game this year. They are 114th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 180th in the nation. They are 85th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 34th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Tigers are 28th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Tigers surrender 77.2 points per contest, which ranks them 288th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 249th and 261st in those defensive statistics. They rank 251st with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 124th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 345th in country in forcing turnovers with 18.8 per game.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 99.3, which is ranked 270th. They are 192nd in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 320th. As a unit they are 324th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in D-1. Wichita State is 226th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 101st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 122nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 13th in Division 1 with 77.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 146th. As a team they are 136th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 279th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -5.5
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