SMU vs Memphis predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -6
The SMU Mustangs head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 6 point favorites.
SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 67.1 per contest. Memphis has an overall record of 14-4. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 10-7-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 11-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 10-7-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/19/19 C James Wiseman Left Team is out for season
01/09/20 F Isaiah Stokes Undisclosed is out for season
Isiaha Mike comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Tyson Jolly averages 14.8 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
D.J. Jeffries scores 11.1 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 76.7 points per contest, which is 65th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 42nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 120th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 192nd with 13.3 per game. The Mustangs allow 67.1 points per contest, which is 127th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 230th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 286th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 97th in the nation with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 101st in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 233rd in the NCAA. They are 9th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 78th in assists per game with 14.6. The Tigers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 17.3. The Tigers give up 63.4 points per game, which ranks them 51st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 57th in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 193rd with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 322nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest this year.
The Mustangs are 8th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.4. In terms of pace they are 308th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 43rd. As a team they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 111th in Division 1. SMU is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 19th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 217th in the country in offensive rating with 99.8. In terms of pace they are 22nd in Division 1 with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 143rd. As a team they are 146th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 275th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take SMU +6
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