Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Fifth Third Arena is the location where the Cincinnati Bearcats (15-6) will attempt to defeat the Memphis Tigers (11-8) on Thursday.
The Memphis Tigers faced East Carolina and notched a win by a score of 71-54 in their last game. Memphis finished having earned a 42.1% FG percentage (24 of 57) and converted 6 of their 21 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Tigers buried 17 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 54.8%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 46 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With respect to defending, Memphis allowed 26.4% from the floor on 19 out of 72 shooting. East Carolina doled out 13 assists and had 9 steals for this game. In addition, East Carolina pulled down 38 rebounds (17 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. East Carolina went 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 14 tries. They also converted 6 of 29 attempts from long range. Regarding fouls, the Tigers ended up with 15 while East Carolina finished the game with 22 fouls.
Lester Quinones is a guy who had an impact for this game. He was able to score 17 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He played 32 mins and also snagged 4 boards. He ended up shooting 45.5% from the floor but didn't record an assist.
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Memphis heads into this one with a win-loss record of 11-8 on the year. They are giving up possession 17.0 times per game and as a team are committing 19.4 fouls per game. As a team, Memphis is pulling down 39.0 rebounds per contest and has 297 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 103rd in college hoops in terms of passing. The Tigers are shooting 35.5% on 3-point shots (126 of 355) and 65.8% from the free throw line. They average 76.2 pts per contest (70th in the country) while going 46.7% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Tigers are able to force 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They relinquish 33.5% from 3-point land while they are 219th in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.3). The Tigers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.8% (450 of 1,130) and they relinquish 34.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 183rd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 254 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Cincinnati Bearcats went home victorious with a score of 60-59 when they played East Carolina. The Bearcats were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for this game. They also coughed it up 11 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. East Carolina was called for 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Bearcats to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Cincinnati converted 6 out of 27 attempts (22.2%). When the game finished, the Bearcats finished shooting 21 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 35.0%. The Bearcats allowed East Carolina to convert 15 of their 52 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 28.8% in this contest. They shot 30.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 out of 20 and ended up shooting 23 of 27 at the free throw line (85.2%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Cincinnati allowed East Carolina to snag 36 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Mika Adams-Woods ended up being a major contributor for the Bearcats in the game. He earned 21 points in his 29 minutes on the court, but finished this game without an assist. He converted 8 out of 12 for the game for a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
Cincinnati has a win-loss mark of 15-6 on the campaign. The Bearcats have committed 17.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 66.5% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 14.1 times per contest (111th in D-1) and they are turning it over 10.6 times per contest. Cincinnati has accumulated 1,487 points so far this year (70.8 per game) and they pull down 38.7 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bearcats are hitting on 41.5% from the floor, which is 301st in D-1.
The Bearcats defensively are ranked 32nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 62.5. They are forcing 13.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.3% from the floor (8th in D-1). The Cincinnati defense gives up 30.4% on three-point shots (116 of 382) and their opponents are converting on 71.8% of their free throw shots. They allow 11.5 dimes and 36.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 95th and 296th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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