Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 12/21/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (+8)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-3) are headed to FedExForum on Monday where they'll meet the Memphis Tigers (5-3). The line on this game has Memphis as 8-point favorites. The O/U opens at 137.5.
Tulsa enters this game with a win-loss record of 2-3 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Tulsa is pulling in 37.0 boards per game and has totaled 73 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 197th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Hurricane are hitting 30.3% on three-point attempts (33 of 109) and 58.1% from the charity stripe. They average 69.8 pts per game (230th in Division 1) on 46.5% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Golden Hurricane are forcing their opponents into 16.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They rank 129th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 64 surrendered this season. The Golden Hurricane defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.1% (115 of 287) and they relinquish 35.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 35.9% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 96th in D-1 in opponents PPG (65.4).
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced off with the Northwestern State Demons and went home with a win by a final score of 82-55 in their last game. Tulsa ended with a 49.2% field goal percentage (30 of 61) and made 9 of their 20 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane converted 13 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 65.0%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they earned 46 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 dimes in this game while getting 10 steals and 4 blocks. When discussing defending, Tulsa allowed the other team to go 49.2% from the field on 30 of 61. Northwestern State distributed 13 dimes and 10 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Demons pulled down 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Northwestern State finished shooting 54.5% from the charity stripe by making 6 of 11 tries. They also knocked down 7 out of their 29 shots from beyond the arc.
Brandon Rachal is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 9 points on 2 out of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 22 minutes and also grabbed 8 boards. Rachal finished the game shooting 28.6% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Golden Hurricane was Keyshawn Embery-Simpson. He pulled down 2 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field in this contest via 4-of-9 (11 points). Overall, Embery-Simpson played 21 min.
Memphis has a mark of 5-3 for the season. The Tigers commit 20.6 fouls per game and they go 64.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 16.5 times per contest (54th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.4 times per game. Memphis has accumulated 614 points for the year (76.8 per contest) and they average 42.5 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Tigers are shooting 41.9% from the field, which ranks 271st in college basketball. The Tigers on defense are ranked 107th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 66.0. They surrender 11.4 assists and 35.9 boards every game, which is 96th and 192nd in the nation. The Memphis defense allows 30.1% on shots from beyond the arc (55 of 183) and opponents are connecting on 68.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 17.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (70th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Tigers got the victory with a final of 80-74 when they faced the Tulane Green Wave. The Tigers earned 24 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the contest. They blocked 3 tries while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Green Wave earned 23 personal fouls for the contest which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 34 tries. They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 58.8%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Memphis made 8 of their 22 attempts (36.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers went 26 out of 60 from the field which had them shooting 43.3%. The Tigers permitted the Green Wave to knock down 24 of their 59 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.7% for the matchup. They went 24.1% from distance via 7 of 29 and ended up going 19 out of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). In regard to attacking the glass, Memphis allowed Tulane to snag 30 in total (6 offensive).
D.J. Jeffries was pivotal for the Tigers for this game. He made 7 of 13 in this game for a rate of 53.8%, which earned him 18 points. Jeffries snagged 11 rebounds in his 38 mins and tallied 3 assists for the contest. Someone else who saw a lot of minutes for Memphis was Lester Quinones. He racked up 20 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by going 8 of 13 from the floor in this contest. Quinones wrapped this one up going 61.5% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulsa (+8)
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