Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 11/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
FedExForum is where the Memphis Tigers (3-0) will play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-2) on Friday.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers took the court against South Carolina and ended up losing by a score of 75-64 in their last game. Western Kentucky finished with a 38.3% FG percentage (23 of 60) and converted 6 out of their 24 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Hilltoppers buried 12 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 63.2%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 26 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 dimes in the matchup while forcing 22 turnovers and earning 17 steals. Pertaining to defending, Western Kentucky allowed the other team to shoot 45.6% from the field on 26 of 57 shooting. South Carolina distributed 15 dimes and had 12 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, South Carolina snagged 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. South Carolina finished the game at 77.8% at the free throw line by converting 14 of their 18 shots. They converted 9 of their 27 tries from 3-point range. When talking about fouls, the Hilltoppers left the arena with 15 while South Carolina accumulated 16 fouls.
Josh Anderson is one guy who had an impact in this contest. He accounted for 16 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes played and also grabbed 4 rebounds. He finished 71.4% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes.
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Western Kentucky steps onto the hardwood with a record of 1-2 for the season. They turn it over 15.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 14.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Western Kentucky is snagging 33.0 boards per contest and has racked up 34 dimes so far this season, which ranks 250th in the nation in terms of passing. The Hilltoppers are shooting 27.4% on three-point attempts (17 of 62) and 65.2% from the free throw line. They average 70.7 points per contest (227th in the nation) while connecting on 41.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Hilltoppers are able to force 19.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 37.5% from beyond the arc and they are 260th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (74.0). The Hilltoppers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.8% (78 of 174) and they surrender 40.7 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 231st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 40 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Tigers took home the win by a final score of 90-74 when they played Saint Louis. In reference to cleaning the glass, Memphis allowed Saint Louis to snag 42 in all (22 on the offensive side). They went 22.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 32 at the free throw line (65.6%). The Tigers allowed Saint Louis to make 24 out of their 77 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.2% for this game. When all was said and done, the Tigers shot 31 out of 57 from the field which had them at 54.4%. With regard to shots from downtown, Memphis converted 8 of 17 attempts (47.1%). They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 60.6%. Saint Louis was called for 23 fouls for this contest which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 33 shots. They also turned it over 22 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Tigers pulled down 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this matchup.
Jalen Duren was important for the Tigers in this contest. He totaled 13 points in his 21 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He converted 3 out of 3 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and had 8 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 3-0 this year. The Tigers are committing 22.3 fouls per game and they go 62.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 16.3 times per game (81st in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 20.0 times per game. Memphis has scored 269 pts on the campaign (89.7 per game) and they pull in 42.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 54.8% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the country.
The Tigers on defense are ranked 117th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 63.3. They are able to force 18.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 31.9% from the floor (8th in college basketball). The Memphis defense gives up 20.3% on 3-point attempts (14 of 69) and their opposition knocks down 66.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 10.7 dimes and 37.3 rebounds every game, which ranks 113th and 256th in Division 1.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis and under the total points
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