Memphis vs Tennessee Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/14/2019
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee -5
The Memphis Tigers head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 5 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 17.3 as they are averaging 82.1 points per contest while giving up 64.8 per game. Tennessee has an overall mark of 7-1. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 55.9, which is a point differential of 15.4.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 5-3-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
11/25/19 G Lester Quinones Hand is out indefinitely
11/20/19 C James Wiseman Ineligible 12-game suspension (eligible to return 1/12 vs South Florida)
11/06/19 C Malcolm Dandridge Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
D.J. Jeffries comes into this game averaging 12.0 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Precious Achiuwa averages 13.9 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Jordan Bowden scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Lamonte Turner averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 31% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 82.1 points per contest, which is 25th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 57th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 141st in the nation. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 64th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 81st with 15.0 per game. The Tigers allow 64.8 points per contest, which is 108th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 249th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 108th place in the country. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 323rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 199th in the nation with 71.3 points per contest this season. They are 139th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 15.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 178th in the NCAA. They are 61st in D-1 in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 58th in assists per game with 15.8. The Volunteers are 161st in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Volunteers give up 55.9 points per game, which ranks them 8th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 104th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 8.9 dimes allowed per game and 41st with 31.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 148th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 73rd. They are 24th in college basketball in pace with 76.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 108th. As a unit they are 87th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in D-1. Memphis is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 121st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 130th. They are 271st in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 166th. As a unit they are 126th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 265th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +5
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