Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 2/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+6.5)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (5-7) are headed to FedExForum on Thursday where they'll meet the Memphis Tigers (12-6). Memphis opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 137.
Cincinnati enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-7 this season. They currently have an average of 68.7 pts per contest (250th in Division 1) while hitting 42.5% from the floor. The Bearcats are connecting on 29.0% on three-point attempts (75 of 259) and 65.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Cincinnati is pulling in 35.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 180 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 258th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Bearcats have forced 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. The Bearcats defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.5% (292 of 656) and they concede 34.0 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 61st in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 161 conceded on the campaign. They give up 31.0% on 3-point shots and they are 185th in the nation in points per game allowed (70.3).
The Cincinnati Bearcats stepped onto the hardwood against the Tulane Green Wave and earned the victory with a final of 64-61 in their last contest. Cincinnati ended the contest having earned a 41.0% field goal percentage (25 of 61) and converted 6 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Bearcats knocked down 8 of 13 shots for a percentage of 61.5%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 31 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists in the game as well as having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to defense, Cincinnati allowed the other team to shoot 41.0% from the floor on 25 of 61 shooting. Tulane earned 10 dimes and had 11 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Green Wave totaled 31 boards (9 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Tulane ended up shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by making 18 of 24 attempts. They also made 3 of 12 tries from distance.
Keith Williams is one player who was important for the contest. He had 20 points on 9 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Williams ended up shooting 42.9% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Bearcats was David Dejulius. He totaled 7 boards and also accumulated 4 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 27.3% from the field in this game by going 3-of-11 (12 points). At the conclusion of this game, Dejulius played for 36 minutes.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 12-6 for the year. As an offense, the Tigers are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which ranks them 181st in the nation. Memphis has accounted for 1,308 pts this year (72.7 per contest) and they grab 39.4 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.1 times per game (42nd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 16.0 times per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 19.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 62.2% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 26th in D-1 in PPG given up with 62.9. They are forcing 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (16th in college hoops). The Memphis defense gives up 27.3% on shots from distance (105 of 384) and their opponents are knocking down 68.7% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.6 assists and 33.2 boards every game, ranking them 87th and 97th in college basketball.
In their last game, the Memphis Tigers went home victorious with a score of 66-59 when they faced the East Carolina Pirates. The Tigers earned 22 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for the matchup. They also blocked 5 attempts while getting 10 steals for this game. The Pirates were called for 20 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for 29 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 62.1%. In reference to shooting from distance, Memphis converted 8 of their 22 tries (36.4%). Overall, the Tigers ended up going 20 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5%. The Tigers permitted the Pirates to convert 20 of 47 attempts from the floor which had them at 42.6% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 7.7% from three-point range by connecting on 1 out of 13 and finished the contest at 18 of 24 from the charity stripe (75.0%). Regarding team rebounding, Memphis permitted East Carolina to pull down 24 in total (5 offensive).
Landers Nolley was important for the Tigers in the game. He made 4 out of 13 in this contest for a field goal rate of 30.8%, which gave him 12 points. Nolley snagged 5 rebounds in his 32 minutes and tallied 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Memphis was Lester Quinones. He finished with 8 points in 24 minutes on the hardwood via 3 out of 6 shooting in this matchup. Quinones walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor while also collecting 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+6.5)
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