Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
The Memphis Tigers (13-8) are on their way to Fertitta Center on Saturday where they will play the Houston Cougars (20-3).
The Memphis Tigers faced Tulane and earned the victory with a final of 80-69 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Tigers walked away with 19 and Tulane finished the game with 19 fouls. They also made 12 out of their 28 tries from three-point range. Tulane ended up shooting 73.9% at the free throw line by making 17 of 23 attempts. Additionally, Tulane totaled 25 rebounds (8 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Tulane distributed 13 assists and had 13 steals for this game. In reference to defending, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the floor on 20 out of 60 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they collected 48 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers converted 16 of 23 attempts for a rate of 69.6%. Memphis finished the game with a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 out of 61) and made 10 out of their 27 three-point shots.
Deandre Williams is a player who had an impact for this contest. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 29 mins and also grabbed 13 boards. He scored 14 points on 4 out of 8 shooting.
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Memphis comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 13-8 for the year. They are averaging 77.0 points per game (54th in the country) while hitting 47.1% from the field. The Tigers are shooting 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (141 of 396) and 66.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 39.6 boards per game and is sitting with 336 assists on the season, which ranks 99th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 16.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Tigers are forcing 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They rank 155th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 278 surrendered this year. The Tigers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.0% (490 of 1,255) and they relinquish 33.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 33.2% on 3-pointers and they are 210th in the country in points per game from their opponents (69.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Houston Cougars took a loss by a final score of 85-83 when they faced SMU. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Houston allowed SMU to snag 24 in all (3 offensive). They finished 52.2% from downtown by going 12 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Cougars permitted SMU to convert 26 of their 56 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.4% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Cougars finished shooting 32 for 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.2%. In reference to shots from downtown, Houston converted 8 out of 19 tries (42.1%). They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 64.7%. SMU earned 15 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Cougars collected 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 32 for the matchup.
Taze Moore was important for the Cougars in the matchup. He accumulated 17 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 4 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 7 of 15 in the game for a field goal rate of 46.7%, and had 4 rebounds.
Houston has a record of 20-3 on the year. The Cougars commit 17.3 fouls per contest while shooting 66.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 16.1 times per contest (29th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per game. Houston has accounted for 1,775 pts on the season (77.2 per game) and they grab 39.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cougars are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
The Houston defense allows 28.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (154 of 533) and opponents are making 71.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 10.5 assists and 32.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 44th and 64th in D-1. The Cougars on defense are ranked 5th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 57.8. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 36.5% from the field (1st in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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