Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 3/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+6)
The Memphis Tigers (21-9) are on their way to Dickies Arena on Sunday where they will meet the Houston Cougars (28-5). Houston opens this game as 6-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 134.
The Memphis Tigers took the court against SMU and took home the win by a score of 70-63 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Tigers ended up walking away with 19 while SMU recorded 20 fouls. They also made 5 of 20 attempts from downtown. SMU finished the game shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 18 of their 24 shots. On top of that, SMU pulled down 22 rebounds (4 offensive, 18 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. SMU doled out 8 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. When talking about defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 38.5% from the floor on 20 of 52 shooting. They also doled out 12 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 46 with 15 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 18 of 26 shots for a rate of 69.2%. Memphis finished having earned a 41.4% field goal percentage (24 out of 58) and converted 4 out of their 9 three-point shots.
Lester Quinones is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He accounted for 10 points on 3 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins played and also snagged 8 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 42.9% from the floor and recorded 1 assist.
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Memphis enters this contest with a record of 21-9 this year. They average 76.2 points per game (52nd in college basketball) while connecting on 47.2% from the floor. The Tigers are hitting 36.4% on three-point shots (195 of 536) and 69.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 38.9 boards per contest and has accumulated 483 assists on the season, which is 48th in the country in terms of passing. They cough up possession 16.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Tigers are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 155th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.3). The Tigers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.5% (699 of 1,770) and they concede 32.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 175th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 393 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Houston Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 86-66 against Tulane. In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Houston permitted Tulane to snag 19 in all (2 on the offensive glass). They finished 30.0% from distance by hitting 6 out of 20 and finished the contest at 14 out of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Cougars permitted Tulane to make 23 of 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.0% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Cougars ended up going 32 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Houston made 11 of their 29 attempts (37.9%). They were able to make 11 of them for a rate of 78.6%. Tulane was called for 12 fouls in this contest which took the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Cougars earned 25 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this contest.
Kyler Edwards ended up being a factor for the Cougars in this contest. He converted 6 out of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 7 rebounds. He totaled 20 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 8 assists in this game.
Houston has a win-loss record of 28-5 on the season. The Cougars are committing 17.4 fouls per game and they connect on 66.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.6 times per contest (13th in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest. Houston has accounted for 2,507 points this season (76.0 per game) and they pull in 39.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Cougars are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which is 41st in college basketball.
The Houston defense gives up 29.3% on 3-pointers (222 of 758) and their opposition knocks down 70.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 10.8 assists and 31.6 boards every game, which is ranked 44th and 46th in college hoops. The Cougars are ranked 4th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 59.1. They are forcing 14.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (1st in D-1).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (-6) and under 134 points
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