MVSU Delta Devils vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MVSU Delta Devils vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: MVSU (+42.5)
The MVSU Delta Devils (0-5) head to FedExForum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Memphis Tigers (3-2). The line on this matchup has Memphis as 42.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 155.
MVSU steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 0-5 on the season. They average 60.6 points per game (270th in Division 1) while going 34.9% from the field. The Delta Devils are connecting on 33.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (58 of 175) and 59.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, MVSU is pulling in 28.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 51 dimes for the year, which is 122nd in college hoops in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 18.4 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.8 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Delta Devils are forcing 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 13.6 personal fouls. The Delta Devils defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 55.2% (195 of 353) and they surrender 50.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 299th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 119 surrendered for the campaign. They are giving up 43.1% on shots from downtown while they are 300th in college hoops in opponents PPG (107.8).
The MVSU Delta Devils faced off with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 96-69 in their last game. MVSU finished the contest with a 41.1% FG percentage (23 out of 56) and made 12 out of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. When shot from the charity stripe, the Delta Devils knocked down 11 of 12 tries for a percentage of 91.7%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 19 with 2 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 assists for the game in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. In terms of defending, MVSU allowed the other team to shoot 41.1% from the field on 23 of 56. Western Kentucky doled out 21 assists and 9 steals in the game. On top of that, the Hilltoppers grabbed 49 rebounds (19 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Western Kentucky walked away from this one shooting 71.0% at the free throw line by making 22 of their 31 shots. They converted 8 of 26 attempts from beyond the arc.
Devin Gordon is a player who saw a lot of action for this game. He totaled 21 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. Gordon finished 50.0% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Delta Devils was Caleb Hunter. He collected 2 boards and also earned 3 dimes. He shot 33.3% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-18 (15 points). Overall, Hunter was on the court for 39 minutes.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 3-2 this season. Memphis has 369 points on the campaign (73.8 per game) and they collect 38.4 boards per contest. The Tigers have committed 21.2 fouls per game and they go 71.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Tigers are connecting on 41.0% from the field, which is ranked 276th in the country. They are earning an assist 15.2 times per contest (104th in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per contest. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 93rd in the country in points allowed per contest with 64.6. They are able to force 18.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.6% from the floor (73rd in college hoops). The Memphis defense allows 30.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (30 of 98) and opponents are knocking down 71.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 11.6 assists and 37.6 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 104th and 200th in those categories on the defensive end.
In their last game, the Memphis Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 85-68 when they played the Central Arkansas Bears. The Tigers recorded 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the game. They also rejected 7 tries while getting 17 steals in this matchup. The Bears were called for 23 fouls for the contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of those for a clip of 80.0%. When talking about three-point shots, Memphis buried 9 out of their 29 attempts (31.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers went 28 for 67 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8%. The Tigers allowed the Bears to convert 23 out of their 59 tries from the floor which left them shooting 39.0% for this game. They finished 47.4% from beyond the arc by going 9 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 17 from the charity stripe (76.5%). In relation to how they rebounded, Memphis permitted Central Arkansas to grab 32 in all (7 offensive).
Lester Quinones played big minutes for the Tigers in this matchup. He made 4 of 9 in this game for a rate of 44.4%, which gave him 14 points. Quinones pulled down 3 boards in his 31 minutes played and accounted for 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Memphis was D.J. Jeffries. He ended up scoring 15 points in 24 minutes on the court via 6 of 12 shooting in the matchup. Jeffries ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field in addition to collecting 4 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take MVSU (+42.5)
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