Houston vs Memphis Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/22/2020
Game: Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis +3.5
The Houston Cougars travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3.5 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 21-6. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 62.1 per contest. Memphis has an overall record of 18-8. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 15-10-1 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
02/21/20 G Quentin Grimes Hip is doubtful Saturday vs Memphis U
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/19/19 C James Wiseman Left Team is out for season
02/01/20 F D.J. Jeffries Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
01/09/20 F Isaiah Stokes Undisclosed is out for season
Caleb Mills comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 22.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Nate Hinton averages 10.4 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Lester Quinones averages 10.6 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 120th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 203rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 153rd in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 282nd with 12.0 per game. The Cougars allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 80th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 106th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 107th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 137th in the nation. They are 25th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 89th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Tigers are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.7. The Tigers surrender 65.5 points per contest, which ranks them 73rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 131st with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 224th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 309th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109.3, which is ranked 37th. They are 303rd in college basketball in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 221st. As a unit they are 178th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 248th in D-1. Houston is 302nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 17th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 224th in the country in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 29th in Division 1 with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 117th. As a team they are 130th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +3.5
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