Memphis Tigers vs Connecticut Huskies Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/16/2020
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: XL Center in Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut -3
The Memphis Tigers head to XL Center to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 3 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 74.3 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Connecticut has an overall record of 13-11. They are averaging 71.0 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 14-9-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 12-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 16-8-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-13-0 against the over/under this year
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
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
Lester Quinones comes into this game averaging 11.1 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.0 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Christian Vital scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. James Bouknight averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 74.3 points per contest, which is 96th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 74th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 136th in the nation. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 83rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 16.8 per game. The Tigers allow 65.3 points per contest, which is 70th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 54th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 207th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 185th in the nation with 71.0 points per contest this season. They are 286th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 179th in the NCAA. They are 76th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 205th in assists per game with 12.8. The Huskies are 78th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Huskies give up 65.8 points per game, which ranks them 81st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 83rd and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 209th with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 310th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 99.9, which is ranked 219th. They are 27th in college basketball in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 106th. As a unit they are 108th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 261st in D-1. Memphis is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 141st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 100.5, which is ranked 202nd. They are 234th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 289th. As a unit they are 274th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +3
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