Memphis Tigers vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 3/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs USF Bulls
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
The Memphis Tigers (17-9) are en route to Yuengling Center on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the USF Bulls (8-20).
The Memphis Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against Wichita State and took home the win by a score of 81-57 in their last contest. Memphis finished the game with a 55.4% field goal percentage (31 of 56) and converted 7 of their 14 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 12 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. In reference to pulling down boards, they collected 39 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 18 dimes for this contest while forcing 14 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to defending, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 31.3% from the field on 21 of 67 shooting. Wichita State distributed 10 assists and had 15 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Wichita State grabbed 28 boards (16 offensive, 12 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Wichita State ended up going 69.2% from the charity stripe by burying 9 of 13 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 28 attempts from downtown. In reference to personal fouls, the Tigers ended up with 15 while Wichita State racked up 14 personal fouls.
Landers Nolley is someone who played a role for the contest. He shot 70.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He played 28 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. He accounted for 22 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
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Memphis will enter this game with a win-loss record of 17-9 on the year. They have an average of 76.2 points per outing (54th in the nation) while connecting on 47.4% from the floor. The Tigers are connecting on 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (175 of 485) and 68.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Memphis is collecting 38.8 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 420 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 84th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 16.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.0 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Tigers are able to force 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They rank 121st in college hoops in giving up assists with 335 surrendered for the campaign. The Tigers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.2% (609 of 1,552) and they relinquish 33.3 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 32.1% on shots from distance while they are 178th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the USF Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 56-54 when they faced Cincinnati. Concerning rebounds, South Florida permitted Cincinnati to snag 38 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 20.8% from downtown by shooting 5 of 24 and finished the contest at 11 of 21 at the charity stripe (52.4%). The Bulls allowed Cincinnati to convert 19 out of 58 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 32.8% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Bulls shot 23 out of 58 from the field which had them sitting at 39.7%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, South Florida made 5 out of their 13 tries (38.5%). They were able to convert 5 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 55.6%. Cincinnati was called for 10 fouls for this game which took the Bulls to the free throw line for 9 tries. They also gave up possession 9 times, while getting 2 steals in the matchup. The Bulls were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 35 in this game.
Russel Tchewa ended up being a factor for the Bulls in the matchup. He recorded 13 points in his 34 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist in the game. He knocked down 4 of 9 in this contest for a rate of 44.4%, and had 5 rebounds.
South Florida has a mark of 8-20 for the season. The Bulls are committing 16.8 fouls per game while shooting 66.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 10.8 times per contest (327th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. South Florida has accounted for 1,612 pts for the campaign (57.6 per contest) and they snag 35.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Bulls are shooting 37.7% from the floor, which ranks them 358th in the nation.
The Bulls on defense are ranked 45th in college hoops in PPG given up with 64.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (78th in D-1). The South Florida defense allows 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (211 of 638) and their opposition makes 71.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 13.0 assists and 35.6 total rebounds per game, which is 221st and 241st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take South Florida
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