Memphis vs SMU Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/25/2020
Game: Memphis Tigers vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -4.5
The Memphis Tigers travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 4.5 point favorites.
Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 65.3 per contest. SMU has an overall record of 18-8. They are averaging 75.0 points per game and surrendering 69.7, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 16-10-1 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 13-12-1 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 18-8-0 against the over/under
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 SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Lester Quinones comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.2 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Kendric Davis averages 15.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Tyson Jolly averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 115th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 168th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 16.3 per game. The Tigers allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 251st and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 114th place in Division 1. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 79th in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 68th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 163rd in the nation. They are 99th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Mustangs are 151st in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Mustangs surrender 69.7 points per contest, which ranks them 188th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 167th and 296th in those defensive statistics. They rank 303rd with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 41st with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 110th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 99.1, which is ranked 238th. They are 28th in college basketball in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 141st. As a unit they are 150th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in D-1. Memphis is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 110.2, which is ranked 25th. They are 312th in D-1 in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 52nd. As a unit they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 55th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take SMU -4.5
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