Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 2/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Fifth Third Arena is where the Cincinnati Bearcats (16-8) will attempt to defeat the Memphis Tigers (14-8) on Tuesday.
The Memphis Tigers faced off with Houston and took home the win by a score of 69-59 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 14 while Houston recorded 15 personal fouls. They also converted 7 of 23 attempts from distance. Houston finished shooting 44.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 4 of their 9 shots. In addition, Houston totaled 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Houston doled out 12 assists and had 8 steals for this game. When it comes to defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 24 of 52 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists in the game as well as creating 18 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned 26 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 18 of their 19 shots for a rate of 94.7%. Memphis wrapped up the contest with a 46.7% FG percentage (21 of 45) and made 9 out of their 22 3-point attempts.
Landers Nolley is a player who was a major factor in this game. He accounted for 20 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins played and grabbed 2 rebounds. He finished shooting 71.4% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
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Memphis enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 14-8 so far this year. They turn it over 16.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Memphis is collecting 39.1 boards per game and has accounted for 352 dimes for the campaign, which is 103rd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are hitting 35.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (150 of 418) and 67.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.6 pts per game (55th in the nation) while going 47.0% from the field.
On defense, the Tigers are forcing 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 fouls. They rank 147th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 290 relinquished for the year. The Tigers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 39.3% (514 of 1,307) and they concede 33.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are conceding 33.1% on 3-point attempts and they rank 193rd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (69.3).
When they last played, the Cincinnati Bearcats took a defeat with a final score of 83-77 when they faced Tulsa. The Bearcats were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 10 steals in the matchup. Tulsa committed 14 fouls for the game which got the Bearcats to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 69.2%. When talking about 3-point shots, Cincinnati made 12 out of their 36 tries (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Bearcats shot 28 out of 74 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.8%. The Bearcats permitted Tulsa to make 32 out of 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.5% in the game. They went 31.3% from distance by connecting on 5 of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Cincinnati allowed Tulsa to get 35 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
David Dejulius ended up being a major contributor for the Bearcats for this game. He made 9 of 20 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He earned 23 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes for the game.
Cincinnati has a win-loss record of 16-8 on the season. The Bearcats have committed 17.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 66.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.5 times per contest (157th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per game. Cincinnati has scored 1,692 points for the campaign (70.5 per contest) and they average 38.1 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bearcats are connecting on 41.2% from the field, which ranks 311th in college basketball.
The Bearcats on defense are ranked 43rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 63.9. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.7% from the field (16th in college basketball). The Cincinnati defense allows 30.4% on shots from 3-point land (130 of 428) and their opponents are knocking down 71.3% of their foul shots. They allow 11.7 assists and 36.8 rebounds per game, which ranks them 105th and 300th in those defensive categories.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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