Memphis vs Wichita State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2020
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -4
The Memphis Tigers travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 4 point favorites.
Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.0 as they are averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 62.3 per contest. Wichita State has an overall record of 13-1. They are averaging 76.9 points per game and surrendering 62.1, good for a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 8-5-1 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 7-6-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/19/19 C James Wiseman Left Team is out for season
01/07/20 F D.J. Jeffries Undisclosed is upgraded to probable
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
12/21/19 G Dexter Dennis Personal is out indefinitely
D.J. Jeffries comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Precious Achiuwa averages 14.6 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Erik Stevenson averages 14.1 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Jamarius Burton averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 79.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 36th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 116th in the nation. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 16.8 per game. The Tigers allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 112th place in Division 1. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 74th in the country with 76.9 points per game this year. They are 225th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They are 48th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game, and 54th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Shockers are 284th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Shockers surrender 62.1 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 119th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest and 107th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 308th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 128th. They are 15th in college basketball in pace with 76 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 91st. As a unit they are 96th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 294th in D-1. Memphis is 46th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 317th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 95th in the country in offensive rating with 106. In terms of pace they are 75th in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 210th. As a team they are 193rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 180th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State -4
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