Memphis vs UCF Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Memphis Tigers vs UCF Knights
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: UCF +2
The Memphis Tigers travel to Addition Financial Arena to play the UCF Knights on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. UCF has an overall record of 11-8. They are averaging 69.3 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 10-8-1 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 10-9-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 7-11-1 against the over/under
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
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
01/28/20 F Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis U
01/28/20 G Dre Fuller Jr. Groin is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis U
Precious Achiuwa averages 15.1 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. D.J. Jeffries comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Ceasar DeJesus averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Collin Smith averages 12.6 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 62nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 190th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 101st place in the NCAA. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 323rd in the nation. Memphis averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 89th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 195th in D-1. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 65th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 17.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 116th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 14.7 assists allowed per contest, and 239th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 212th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. UCF is 248th in the country with 69.3 points per game this year. They are 240th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 284th in the nation. They are 133rd in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 109th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Knights are 164th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 212th. They are 24th in college basketball in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 126th. As a unit they are 139th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 273rd in D-1. Memphis is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 176th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 99.6, which is ranked 226th. They are 201st in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 256th. As a unit they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 183rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCF +2
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