Connecticut vs Memphis Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -4.5
The Connecticut Huskies head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4.5 point favorites.
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Memphis has an overall record of 15-5. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 63.6, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-7-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 11-8-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
01/30/20 G Sidney Wilson Knee is out indefinitely
01/29/20 G Alterique Gilbert Personal is questionable
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL 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
James Bouknight averages 9.9 points per contest in 21.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Christian Vital comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Precious Achiuwa averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 57%. D.J. Jeffries scores 10.8 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 65.1 points per contest which is 80th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 124th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 248th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 94th place in D-1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in Division 1. Connecticut averages 71.2 points per contest, which is 187th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 288th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 262nd in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 74th and 204th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 120th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers give up 63.6 points per game, which ranks them 50th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 84th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 181st with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 318th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest. Memphis is 113th in the country with 73.7 points per contest this season. They are 93rd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 183rd in the country. They are 16th in the nation in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 71st in assists per game with 14.7. The Tigers are 8th in turnovers per contest with 17.0.
The Huskies are 214th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.1. In terms of pace they are 230th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 296th. As a team they are 273rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 238th in Division 1. Connecticut is 176th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 20th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 228th in the country in offensive rating with 99.5. In terms of pace they are 30th in Division 1 with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 129th. As a team they are 140th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 274th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Connecticut +4.5 and over 133.5 total points
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