Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/13/2020
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati -2
The Memphis Tigers travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 2 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 73.7 points per contest while giving up 64.1 per game. Cincinnati has an overall record of 15-8. They are averaging 72.5 points per game and surrendering 65.7, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 13-9-1 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 11-12-0 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-12-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/19/19 C James Wiseman Left Team is out for season
02/11/20 F Precious Achiuwa Undisclosed is questionable
02/11/20 C Malcolm Dandridge Undisclosed is upgraded to probable
02/08/20 F Lance Thomas Undisclosed left last game, is questionable
02/01/20 F D.J. Jeffries Knee is out 4-6 weeks
01/09/20 F Isaiah Stokes Undisclosed is out for season
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
01/04/20 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out for season
Lester Quinones comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Precious Achiuwa averages 14.7 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Jarron Cumberland averages 15.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Chris Vogt averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 81st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 17.0 per game. The Tigers allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 57th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 85th place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 134th in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 103rd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 262nd in the nation. They are 86th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game, and 47th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Bearcats are 86th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Bearcats surrender 65.7 points per contest, which ranks them 81st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 117th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 88th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 228th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 224th. They are 28th in college basketball in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 107th. As a unit they are 111th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 257th in D-1. Memphis is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.1 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 106th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 153rd. They are 195th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 136th. As a unit they are 140th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -2
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