Memphis Tigers vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 3/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Comerica Center in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-4)
The Colorado State Rams (20-6) host the Memphis Tigers (18-8) at Comerica Center on Saturday in the NIT Semifinals. Colorado State opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The total is set at 139.5.
Memphis will play this contest with a record of 18-8 so far this year. They turn it over 15.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Memphis is grabbing 40.0 boards per game and has accounted for 409 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 39th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are shooting 35.2% from downtown (194 of 551) and 60.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.5 points per game (164th in the nation) while shooting 44.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 16.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. They surrender 27.4% on three-point shots while they are 18th in the country in PPG allowed (62.5). The Tigers are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.0% (563 of 1,445) and they surrender 32.9 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 128th in college hoops in giving up assists with 283 relinquished this season.
The Memphis Tigers played the Boise State Broncos and took home the win by a score of 59-56 in their last contest. Memphis finished the game having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (24 out of 56) and knocked down 5 of 20 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Tigers buried 6 of 15 attempts for a rate of 40.0%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 35 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 7 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 37.7% from the field on 20 out of 53 shooting. Boise State doled out 9 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. In addition, Boise State snagged 28 boards (3 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 1 block. Boise State shot 60.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 15 tries. They also made 7 of 24 shots from 3-point land.
Boogie Ellis is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. He ended up scoring 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins and also grabbed 4 boards. Ellis finished the game at 45.5% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. An additional guy that was a contributor in this contest for the Tigers was Lester Quinones. He snagged 7 rebounds in 24 minutes played. He finished the game at 100.0% from the floor for the contest by going 3-of-3 (10 points). When the time ran out, Quinones wasn't able to record an assist.
Colorado State has a record of 20-6 on the campaign. The Rams have committed 16.9 fouls per game and they go 79.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.5 times per game (87th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. Colorado State has scored 1,931 points for the season (74.3 per game) and they pull in 35.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Rams are shooting 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 56th in D-1. The Rams are ranked 52nd in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 65.6. The Colorado State defense allows 30.1% on 3-pointers (198 of 658) and their opponents are converting on 64.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.7 dimes and 33.3 boards every game, which is ranked 157th and 99th in those categories. They have forced 13.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (65th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Colorado State Rams took home the win by a final score of 65-61 when they faced the NC State Wolfpack. The Rams recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 29 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 11 steals for this game. The Wolfpack committed 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to make 10 of them for a clip of 90.9%. With respect to shooting from distance, Colorado State converted 3 of their 23 attempts (13.0%). When the game finished, the Rams finished the game shooting 26 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 44.1%. The Rams allowed the Wolfpack to convert 25 out of their 57 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.9% in the game. They shot 22.7% from distance by connecting on 5 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 6 of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding rebounds, Colorado State allowed North Carolina State to grab 33 in total (9 offensive).
Isaiah Stevens ended up being a factor for the Rams in the matchup. He made 6 of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and tallied 1 rebound. Stevens scored 18 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in this contest. Someone else that played a role for Colorado State was Kendle Moore. He ended up walking away with no assists in his 32 mins on the court, and he shot 6 of 9 from the floor. Moore ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor while notching 16 points and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (-4)
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