Saint Louis Billikens vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 11/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
The Memphis Tigers (2-0) will take on the Saint Louis Billikens (3-0) at FedExForum on Tuesday.
The Saint Louis Billikens stepped onto the hardwood against Eastern Illinois and earned the victory with a final of 86-44 in their last game. Saint Louis walked away from the contest having earned a 49.2% field goal percentage (32 out of 65) and knocked down 3 out of their 15 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Billikens knocked down 19 of 24 shots for a percentage of 79.2%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 46 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to the defense, Saint Louis allowed the other team to go 26.0% from the floor on 13 out of 50 shooting. Eastern Illinois recorded 4 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, Eastern Illinois had 23 rebounds (4 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Eastern Illinois ended up going 76.5% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 17 attempts. They also converted 5 out of their 18 tries from 3-point land. Concerning personal fouls, the Billikens walked away with 17 while Eastern Illinois totaled 18 personal fouls.
Francis Okoro is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 18 mins played and also pulled down 12 boards. He ended up with 11 points on 2 of 4 shooting.
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Saint Louis enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 3-0 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 8.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Saint Louis is collecting 46.3 rebounds per game and has earned 61 dimes for the season, which ranks 4th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Billikens are connecting on 41.9% on three-point attempts (26 of 62) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. They average 103.0 points per contest (3rd in the nation) while connecting on 55.3% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Billikens are able to force 20.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.0 fouls. They rank 109th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 20 relinquished this year. The Billikens defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 32.9% (52 of 158) and they relinquish 25.7 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 32.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 28th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (53.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Tigers took home the win by a final score of 90-51 when they faced North Carolina Central. In the matter of how they rebounded, Memphis permitted North Carolina Central to pull down 35 overall (14 offensive). They finished 12.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 3 out of 25 and ended up going 14 out of 23 from the charity stripe (60.9%). The Tigers allowed North Carolina Central to convert 17 of 65 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 26.2% in the game. When all was said and done, the Tigers ended up shooting 26 for 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. With regard to 3-point shots, Memphis converted 7 out of 19 tries (36.8%). They were able to knock down 31 of the free throw tries for a rate of 66.0%. North Carolina Central was called for 28 personal fouls in this game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for 47 tries. They turned it over 18 times, while recording 12 steals in this matchup. The Tigers earned 31 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this contest.
Jalen Duren ended up having an impact for the Tigers for the contest. He made 3 out of 3 in this contest for a rate of 100.0%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. He racked up 10 points in his 18 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist.
Memphis has a record of 2-0 so far this season. The Tigers are committing 20.5 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 63.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 17.0 times per contest (68th in the nation) and they are turning it over 18.0 times per contest. Memphis has totaled 179 pts this year (89.5 per contest) and they grab 39.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Tigers are shooting 55.0% from the floor, which is 16th in college hoops.
The Memphis defense concedes 19.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (9 of 47) and their opponents are converting on 67.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 10.0 assists and 34.0 boards every game, which is ranked 100th and 142nd in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 62nd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 58.0. They have forced 20.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 32.3% from the field (15th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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