Wichita State vs Memphis Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/5/2020
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -1.5
The Wichita State Shockers head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1.5 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 72.0 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. Memphis has an overall mark of 20-9. They are averaging 72.7 points per contest and giving up 65.1, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-14-2 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 14-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 17-11-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 13-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
03/04/20 G Noah Fernandes Foot is questionable Thursday vs Memphis U
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 for season
01/09/20 F Isaiah Stokes Undisclosed is out for season
Jaime Echenique comes into this game averaging 11.2 points per contest while playing 23.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Erik Stevenson averages 11.2 points per contest in 24.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Lester Quinones scores 10.7 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 72.0 points per contest, which is 152nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 324th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 204th in the nation. They average 39.2 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 210th with 12.8 per game. The Shockers allow 63.9 points per contest, which is 35th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 128th in the nation with 72.7 points per contest this season. They are 141st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 185th in the NCAA. They are 18th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 90th in assists per game with 14.2. The Tigers are 8th in turnovers per contest with 16.8. The Tigers give up 65.1 points per game, which ranks them 58th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 250th with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 305th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 101, which is ranked 196th. They are 101st in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 303rd. As a unit they are 297th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 135th in D-1. Wichita State is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 12th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 261st in the country in offensive rating with 98. In terms of pace they are 29th in Division 1 with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 167th. As a team they are 164th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 249th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State +1.5
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