Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
The Memphis Tigers (7-5) will play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-6) at FedExForum on Tuesday.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane took the court against SMU and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-69 in their last contest. Tulsa walked away from the game having earned a 45.5% FG percentage (30 of 66) and made 5 out of their 13 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane made 4 of 5 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 30 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning the defense, Tulsa allowed the other team to shoot 45.1% from the floor on 23 out of 51 shooting. SMU recorded 11 dimes and had 1 steal for the contest. Furthermore, SMU grabbed 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. SMU ended up going 70.8% from the charity stripe by burying 17 of their 24 attempts. They also knocked down 11 out of their 30 tries from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Golden Hurricane walked away with 22 while SMU totaled 12 personal fouls.
Darien Jackson is one guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He shot 83.3% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and collected 5 boards. He accounted for 11 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
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Tulsa will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 6-6 for the season. They are turning it over 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 14.4 fouls per game. As a team, Tulsa is snagging 30.4 boards per game and has earned 140 assists so far this season, which is 294th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Hurricane are shooting 36.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (82 of 227) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.2 points per contest (252nd in the nation) while shooting 45.2% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Hurricane have forced 15.7 turnovers per game while drawing 14.9 personal fouls. They rank 199th in D-1 in giving up assists with 161 conceded so far this season. The Golden Hurricane defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.3% (291 of 643) and they surrender 33.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 162nd in Division 1 in opponents points per game (67.4).
In their last game, the Memphis Tigers got the victory with a final of 82-64 against Wichita State. The Tigers were able to collect 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 9 steals in the game. Wichita State committed 18 fouls for the matchup which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to bury 11 of them for a clip of 73.3%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Memphis made 5 of 19 tries (26.3%). When all was said and done, the Tigers shot 33 for 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.4%. The Tigers allowed Wichita State to knock down 18 out of their 61 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 29.5% in this game. They wrapped up this game 21.2% from beyond the arc by connecting on 7 out of 33 and ended up going 21 of 27 from the free throw line (77.8%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Memphis allowed Wichita State to grab 26 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Deandre Williams ended up having an impact for the Tigers in this matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 8 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 7 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 34 minutes on the court and earned 4 assists for the contest.
Memphis has a mark of 7-5 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers are shooting 47.5% from the field, which has them ranked 49th in college basketball. Memphis has accumulated 943 points for the campaign (78.6 per contest) and they pull in 38.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.7 times per contest (62nd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 18.1 times per contest. The Tigers are committing 19.5 fouls every game and they go 69.7% from the charity stripe.
The Tigers defensively are ranked 221st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 70.1. They are forcing their opponents into 16.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the floor (55th in college basketball). The Memphis defense allows 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc (92 of 295) and their opponents are knocking down 70.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.0 assists and 33.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 150th and 112th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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