Memphis Tigers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 1/17/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+1.5)
Donald W. Reynolds Center is the site where and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (7-4) will take on the Memphis Tigers (6-4) on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have Tulsa as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 128.5.
Memphis enters this game with a record of 6-4 so far this year. They are averaging 72.1 points per game (182nd in D-1) while connecting on 41.3% from the field. The Tigers are shooting 30.4% on 3-pointers (66 of 217) and 62.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 159 assists for the season, which ranks 118th in the nation in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.1 fouls every game. Defensively, the Tigers have forced 16.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are 102nd in college basketball in allowing assists with 111 relinquished so far this season. The Tigers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 39.1% (216 of 552) and they relinquish 34.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 30.7% on 3-pointers while they are 50th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (64.1).
The Memphis Tigers faced the USF Bulls and earned the victory with a final of 58-57 in their last contest. Memphis ended the game having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (24 of 53) and made 4 of their 15 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Tigers converted 6 of their 10 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 23 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 17 dimes in the game as well as earning 14 steals and 8 rejections. When it comes to defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 45.3% from the floor on 24 of 53 shooting. South Florida distributed 7 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Additionally, the Bulls pulled down 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 8 blocks. South Florida finished shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 6 of 8 shots. They buried 7 out of their 13 shots from distance.
Lester Quinones is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up with 13 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He played for 27 mins and snagged 3 boards. Quinones ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Tigers was Deandre Williams. He grabbed 2 boards and also collected 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 41.7% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-12 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Williams saw the court for 24 min.
Tulsa has a win-loss record of 7-4 so far this season. The Golden Hurricane are committing 16.9 fouls per game while shooting 65.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.9 times per contest (94th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. Tulsa has scored 756 pts so far this season (68.7 per contest) and they grab 37.4 boards per contest. As an offense, the Golden Hurricane are shooting 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 144th in college basketball. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 20th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 61.3. They allow 11.5 assists and 36.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 87th and 226th in the country. The Tulsa defense concedes 30.6% on shots from beyond the arc (82 of 268) and opponents are converting on 60.9% of their foul shots. They are able to force 14.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 36.6% from the floor (5th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went home defeated by a final of 72-53 when they played the Wichita State Shockers. The Golden Hurricane collected 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 34 for the contest. They also stuffed 2 tries while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Shockers committed 9 personal fouls for the contest which took the Golden Hurricane to the charity stripe for 3 shots. They were able to knock down 3 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Tulsa knocked down 4 of their 29 attempts (13.8%). When the game finished, the Golden Hurricane finished the game shooting 23 out of 69 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3%. The Golden Hurricane permitted the Shockers to convert 23 of their 55 tries from the floor which had them at 41.8% in this matchup. They went 37.9% from three-point range by going 11 of 29 and ended up going 15 out of 23 at the charity stripe (65.2%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Tulsa allowed Wichita State to pull down 38 overall (8 offensive).
Darien Jackson was important for the Golden Hurricane for the matchup. He buried 6 of 10 for the contest for a rate of 60.0%, which gave him 12 points. Jackson pulled down 9 rebounds in his 26 mins and accumulated 2 assists in the matchup. Another guy that was pivotal for Tulsa was Elijah Joiner. He ended up finishing with 11 points in 33 minutes played by way of 5 of 12 shooting in the matchup. Joiner ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+1.5)
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