Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas State (+19)
FedExForum is the site where and the Memphis Tigers (1-2) will take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves (0-2) on Wednesday. Arkansas State opens this matchup as 19-point dogs. The O/U is set at 141.
Arkansas State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 0-2 on the year. They are averaging 58.5 points per game (235th in Division 1) on 39.6% from the field. The Red Wolves are hitting 29.2% from downtown (7 of 24) and 62.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Arkansas State is grabbing 30.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 14 assists on the year, which has them ranked 222nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.5 times per game and as a group are committing 14.0 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Red Wolves are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 fouls. The Red Wolves defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.3% (54 of 122) and they relinquish 41.0 boards per game as a team. They rank 237th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 27 surrendered on the campaign. They give up 24.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 222nd in the country in opponents PPG (69.5).
The Arkansas State Red Wolves faced the Morehead State Eagles and ended up losing by a score of 69-61 in their last contest. Arkansas State walked away from the contest with a 41.3% FG percentage (19 out of 46) and buried 4 of 12 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Red Wolves knocked down 19 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 76.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 21 with 2 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 6 assists for the game while earning 7 steals and 3 blocks. In reference to the defense, Arkansas State let their opponent shoot 41.3% from the floor on 19 of 46. Morehead State recorded 11 dimes and 2 steals in this game. In addition, the Eagles pulled down 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Morehead State walked away from this one shooting 63.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 22 tries. They also knocked down 5 out of their 16 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Caleb Fields is one guy who played a role for the matchup. He scored 22 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played for 36 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Fields walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of court time in this matchup for the Red Wolves was Marquis Eaton. He had 2 rebounds and had 4 assists. He finished the game at 20.0% from the floor in this game by hitting 1-of-5 (6 points). When this game wrapped up, Eaton was on the hardwood for 34 min.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 1-2 on the season. The Tigers have committed 21.7 fouls every game and they go 64.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.7 times per contest (157th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. Memphis has totaled 201 points for the season (67.0 per game) and they collect 35.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Tigers are hitting on 40.0% from the field, which ranks 287th in the country. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 198th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 67.0. They give up 12.0 assists and 39.0 total boards per game, which is ranked 208th and 278th in college hoops. The Memphis defense gives up 25.0% on shots from beyond the arc (16 of 64) and opponents are knocking down 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (109th in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Memphis Tigers took a loss by a score of 70-59 when they played the VCU Rams. The Tigers were able to pull down 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 28 in this game. They blocked 2 tries while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Rams were called for 19 fouls in the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Memphis made 6 out of their 23 attempts (26.1%). In all, the Tigers ended up shooting 20 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 35.1%. The Tigers permitted the Rams to convert 21 out of 48 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.8% in this game. They finished 28.0% from downtown by going 7 out of 25 and finished the contest at 21 of 27 from the charity stripe (77.8%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis allowed VCU to grab 33 in total (7 offensive).
D.J. Jeffries was important for the Tigers in this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 15 for this game for a rate of 40.0%, which gave him 17 points. Jeffries collected 5 boards in his 30 minutes played and added 3 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended up coming through for Memphis was Landers Nolley. He ended up finishing with 5 points in 30 minutes on the court by going 2 of 7 from the floor for the matchup. Nolley walked away from this one going 28.6% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis (-19)
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