UCF Knights vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UCF (+7)
Dickies Arena is the location where the Memphis Tigers (19-9) will take on the UCF Knights (18-11) on Friday. Memphis opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 144.5.
The UCF Knights stepped onto the hardwood against South Florida and notched a win by a score of 60-58 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Knights walked away with 12 while South Florida accounted for 13 personal fouls. They converted 6 of their 17 shots from long range. South Florida finished shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by making 4 of 6 shots. Furthermore, South Florida had 45 rebounds (14 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. South Florida totaled 16 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. In the matter of defense, UCF allowed 34.8% from the floor on 24 out of 69 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists for this contest as well as forcing 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 5 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Knights made 8 of 13 tries for a rate of 61.5%. UCF wrapped up the game having earned a 36.2% field goal percentage (21 out of 58) and buried 10 of their 22 3-pointers.
Tyem Freeman is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He left the arena with 10 points on 3 out of 4 shooting. He saw the court for 17 minutes played and pulled down 5 rebounds. He finished the game at 75.0% from the floor but finished the game without a dime.
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UCF will enter this game with a mark of 18-11 on the season. They average 69.9 points per game (211th in the nation) while hitting 42.4% from the floor. The Knights are hitting 35.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (253 of 721) and 70.2% from the free throw line. As a team, UCF is grabbing 35.6 boards per game and has racked up 416 dimes on the year, which ranks 151st in the country in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.7 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Knights are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 16.4 fouls. They are ranked 150th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 377 conceded so far this season. The Knights are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.0% (694 of 1,652) and they relinquish 35.2 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 31.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 136th in college hoops in points per game allowed (67.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 75-61 when they faced Houston. In reference to team rebounding, Memphis permitted Houston to pull down 24 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They finished 30.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 7 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). The Tigers allowed Houston to bury 21 of 47 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 44.7% for this game. Overall, the Tigers shot 26 out of 54 from the field which had them shooting 48.1%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Memphis knocked down 7 out of their 15 attempts (46.7%). They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Houston committed 19 personal fouls in this game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They also turned it over 17 times, while earning 14 steals for the game. The Tigers were able to collect 19 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 30 for the game.
Alex Lomax was important for the Tigers for the matchup. He earned 8 points in his 28 mins on the court and accounted for 3 dimes for the game. He knocked down 2 out of 4 for the contest for a rate of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 19-9 so far this year. As an offense, the Tigers are hitting on 47.3% from the floor, which is 37th in the country. Memphis has accounted for 2,130 pts for the season (76.1 per contest) and they pull in 38.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 16.1 times per contest (19th in the country) and they are turning it over 16.4 times per game. The Tigers commit 18.9 fouls per game and they connect on 69.0% from the charity stripe.
The Memphis defense gives up 32.2% on shots from 3-point land (227 of 706) and their opposition knocks down 69.7% of their foul shots. They allow 13.1 dimes and 33.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 221st and 102nd in those categories on the defensive end. The Tigers defensively are ranked 160th in the country in points given up per game with 68.5. They are able to force 15.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.5% from the floor (21st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (-7)
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