Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 1/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
The Wichita State Shockers (9-3) host the Memphis Tigers (6-5) at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday.
The Memphis Tigers took the court against Tulane and went home with a loss by a final score of 85-84 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Tigers ended up with 12 while Tulane had 21 personal fouls. They buried 10 of 22 shots from beyond the arc. Tulane ended up shooting 81.8% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 11 attempts. Furthermore, Tulane snagged 20 boards (3 offensive, 17 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Tulane dished out 13 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. When it comes to defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 55.0% from the field on 33 out of 60 shooting. They also doled out 20 dimes in this contest while creating 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 37 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tigers buried 21 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 84.0%. Memphis finished with a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 out of 62) and converted 9 out of their 20 3-point shots.
Earl Timberlake is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor and recorded 6 assists. He was on the court for 32 mins played and pulled down 8 boards. He was able to score 14 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Memphis steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 6-5 so far this year. They turn it over 18.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 19.4 fouls every game. As a team, Memphis is collecting 38.6 boards per game and has totaled 169 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 158th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are shooting 36.1% on shots from distance (75 of 208) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 78.3 pts per contest (63rd in the country) while shooting 47.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing 16.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.2 fouls. They rank 126th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 137 relinquished so far this season. The Tigers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.2% (265 of 660) and they concede 33.1 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 32.4% on shots from distance and they are 233rd in college basketball in opponents points per game (70.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wichita State Shockers got the win with a final of 102-66 when they played Prairie View A&M. The Shockers were able to pull down 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 45 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 12 steals for the matchup. Prairie View A&M committed 23 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Shockers to the charity stripe for a total of 37 shots. They were able to knock down 28 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.7%. In terms of shots from downtown, Wichita State converted 12 out of 30 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Shockers finished shooting 31 out of 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.7%. The Shockers permitted Prairie View A&M to make 24 out of their 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.7% for the game. They finished 27.8% from distance by connecting on 5 of 18 and ended up shooting 13 of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Wichita State allowed Prairie View A&M to snag 26 in total (6 offensive).
Tyson Etienne was important for the Shockers in the game. He totaled 20 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood and added 5 dimes in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and had 4 rebounds.
Wichita State has a win-loss mark of 9-3 this season. As an offense, the Shockers are shooting 41.1% from the field, which has them ranked 303rd in college basketball. Wichita State has scored 828 pts for the year (69.0 per game) and they snag 37.2 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per contest (209th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. The Shockers are committing 16.0 fouls per contest and they hit 71.6% from the free throw line.
The Wichita State defense allows 28.8% on shots from 3-point land (69 of 240) and their opponents are converting on 70.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 11.1 assists and 33.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 94th and 151st in college basketball. The Shockers are ranked 51st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 61.8. They are forcing 15.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.4% from the floor (62nd in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wichita State
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