Memphis Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 11/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Memphis Tigers (4-0) are on their way to Barclays Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-0).
The Memphis Tigers took the court against Western Kentucky and walked away with a win by a score of 74-62 in their last game. Memphis finished the contest having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (28 out of 60) and buried 2 out of their 16 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Tigers made 16 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. In regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 41 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 25 turnovers and having 15 steals. Concerning the defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 39.3% from the floor on 24 out of 61 shooting. Western Kentucky recorded 13 dimes and had 19 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Western Kentucky had 27 rebounds (13 offensive, 14 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Western Kentucky finished the contest at 38.5% from the charity stripe by converting 5 of 13 attempts. They also knocked down 9 of their 26 attempts from three-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Tigers ended up walking away with 17 and Western Kentucky recorded 19 fouls.
Jalen Duren is a guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He accumulated 22 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins and also totaled 19 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes.
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Memphis will play this contest with a record of 4-0 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 21.5 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 21.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Memphis is grabbing 42.5 boards per contest and has totaled 64 dimes on the season, which is 163rd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are shooting 38.5% on shots from distance (30 of 78) and 64.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 85.8 points per contest (34th in D-1) while hitting 52.6% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 20.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.8 personal fouls. They give up 24.2% on three-point shots and they rank 89th in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.0). The Tigers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 33.6% (89 of 265) and they relinquish 35.5 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 90th in D-1 in giving up assists with 45 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies walked away with a victory by a final of 72-43 against Merrimack. In relation to cleaning the glass, Virginia Tech permitted Merrimack to snag 18 in all (4 on the offensive side). They went 25.0% from three-point range by going 5 out of 20 and ended up going 0 out of 0 at the free throw line (0.0%). The Hokies permitted Merrimack to make 19 of their 49 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 38.8% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Hokies went 27 for 49 from the field which had them sitting at 55.1%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Virginia Tech made 11 of their 23 tries (47.8%). They were able to knock down 7 of those for a percentage of 58.3%. Merrimack was called for 11 fouls in the game which took the Hokies to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They also turned it over 12 times, while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Hokies collected 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the game.
Justyn Mutts was important for the Hokies in the matchup. He made 4 of 5 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 7 rebounds. He totaled 9 points in his 22 minutes of playing time and had 5 dimes for this contest.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss mark of 5-0 this season. As an offensive team, the Hokies are connecting on 50.5% from the floor, which is 25th in Division 1. Virginia Tech has accumulated 381 points for the season (76.2 per contest) and they average 37.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.2 times per contest (144th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 10.4 times per game. The Hokies are committing 13.0 fouls per contest and they go 74.2% from the charity stripe.
The Hokies defensively are ranked 1st in the nation in points allowed per game with 48.2. They are forcing their opponents into 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 34.3% from the floor (15th in college hoops). The Virginia Tech defense concedes 17.5% on three-point shots (20 of 114) and their opponents are converting on 68.8% of their free throw shots. They concede 8.8 assists and 30.0 boards per contest, which is 35th and 34th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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