Boise State Broncos vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 3/25/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: UNT Coliseum in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State (+4)
The Boise State Broncos (19-8) go to UNT Coliseum on Thursday where they'll meet the Memphis Tigers (17-8) in the NIT Quarterfinals. The line on this matchup has Memphis as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 143.5.
Boise State will play this contest with a mark of 19-8 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Boise State is snagging 35.6 boards per game and has earned 369 dimes on the year, which is 82nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Broncos are shooting 34.9% on three-point attempts (213 of 611) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.5 points per contest (58th in the nation) while hitting 45.7% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Broncos are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. The Broncos defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (660 of 1,532) and they concede 32.4 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 168th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 306 conceded on the year. They concede 33.3% from 3-point land and they are 85th in college hoops in points per game allowed (67.0).
The Boise State Broncos faced off with the SMU Mustangs and went home with a win by a final score of 85-84 in their last contest. Boise State walked away from the contest having earned a 50.8% FG percentage (30 out of 59) and knocked down 14 out of their 29 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Broncos made 11 of 19 tries for a percentage of 57.9%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected 30 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 21 assists in this game while creating 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to defending, Boise State allowed their opponent to shoot 55.4% from the field on 31 out of 56 shooting. SMU earned 19 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, SMU grabbed 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. SMU finished the contest at 70.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 17 attempts. They also made 10 out of their 17 shots from distance.
Mladen Armus is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 6 out of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Armus finished the contest at 75.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Broncos was Emmanuel Akot. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 36 min on the hardwood. He finished the game shooting 46.2% from the floor in this game by going 6-of-13 (17 points). When the game finished, Akot had 9 assists.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 17-8 for the season. The Tigers commit 19.1 fouls every game and they hit 61.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.1 times per game (27th in the country) and they cough up possession 16.0 times per contest. Memphis has totaled 1,801 points on the season (72.0 per contest) and they collect 40.0 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Tigers are shooting 44.0% from the field, which ranks them 191st in college basketball. The Tigers defensively are ranked 21st in D-1 in PPG given up with 62.8. They allow 11.0 dimes and 32.8 rebounds every game, which ranks them 43rd and 80th in the country. The Memphis defense surrenders 27.4% on three-point shots (148 of 541) and their opponents are making 68.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the floor (10th in D-1).
When they last played, the Memphis Tigers went home victorious with a score of 71-60 when they faced the Dayton Flyers. The Tigers collected 24 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the game. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Flyers committed 13 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to convert 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 41.7%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Memphis knocked down 10 out of their 26 attempts (38.5%). Overall, the Tigers finished 28 out of 64 from the floor which had them shooting 43.8%. The Tigers allowed the Flyers to convert 25 of 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from 3-point land by going 7 of 21 and finished the game at 3 of 8 from the charity stripe (37.5%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Memphis allowed Dayton to grab 22 overall (1 on the offensive glass).
Landers Nolley pitched in for the Tigers for the game. He buried 8 of 20 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Nolley earned 21 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 assists in this matchup. One more player that was important for Memphis was Lester Quinones. He left the arena with 2 assists in 29 mins on the court, and he shot 5 out of 7 from the floor. Quinones ended the game having shot 71.4% from the floor and also notching 15 points and 10 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boise State (+4)
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