Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 2/24/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
FedExForum is the location where the Memphis Tigers (15-9) will try to defeat the Temple Owls (15-9) on Thursday.
The Temple Owls faced Cincinnati and earned the victory with a final of 75-71 in their last contest. Temple wrapped up the game having earned a 42.3% FG percentage (22 of 52) and converted 9 of 19 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Owls knocked down 22 of their 34 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. When talking about pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 7 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When talking about the defense, Temple allowed the other team to shoot 34.3% from the field on 23 out of 67 shooting. Cincinnati earned 11 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In addition, Cincinnati snagged 34 rebounds (13 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Cincinnati finished the game shooting 68.0% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 25 attempts. They buried 8 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Owls finished with 20 and Cincinnati had 26 personal fouls.
Zach Hicks is one guy who was a factor for the game. He accounted for 16 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins played and collected 7 rebounds. He finished the game at 62.5% from the floor but finished the game without a dime.
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Temple enters this one with a win-loss record of 15-9 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Temple is grabbing 39.0 boards per game and has accounted for 286 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 313th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Owls are hitting 30.3% on three-point attempts (156 of 515) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They average 67.3 points per outing (275th in Division 1) while shooting 40.1% from the field.
On defense, the Owls are able to force 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are conceding 29.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 75th in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.8). The Owls defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.5% (559 of 1,415) and they concede 36.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 110th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 309 surrendered for the year.
For their last game, the Memphis Tigers took a loss by a score of 73-57 when they faced SMU. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Memphis permitted SMU to pull down 34 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They finished 38.1% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 21 and ended up going 5 out of 10 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Tigers permitted SMU to knock down 30 of 61 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.2% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers went 25 for 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.3%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Memphis buried 6 of their 21 attempts (28.6%). They were able to make 1 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 20.0%. SMU earned 9 fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 5 attempts. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while getting 12 steals in this game. The Tigers corralled 19 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 33 for this game.
Lester Quinones ended up having an impact for the Tigers in this game. He made 5 of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He accumulated 13 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in the matchup.
Memphis has a record of 15-9 so far this season. The Tigers are committing 19.2 fouls every game and they go 67.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 16.2 times per game (25th in D-1) and they are turning it over 16.7 times per contest. Memphis has accounted for 1,823 pts on the year (76.0 per contest) and they grab 38.8 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which ranks them 45th in the country.
The Memphis defense surrenders 32.8% from downtown (201 of 612) and opponents are knocking down 69.4% of their free throw attempts. They allow 13.1 assists and 33.8 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 225th and 127th in those categories. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 203rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 69.6. They are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (23rd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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