Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 2/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
FedExForum is the location where the Memphis Tigers (21-7) will try to defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats (19-10) on Sunday.
The Cincinnati Bearcats played Temple and earned the victory with a final of 88-83 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bearcats walked away with 21 and Temple racked up 18 personal fouls. They buried 10 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Temple finished the contest at 73.9% from the free throw line by making 17 of their 23 tries. Furthermore, Temple collected 28 boards (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Temple dished out 15 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. In relation to the defense, Cincinnati let their opponent shoot 47.5% from the field on 28 of 59 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 5 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Bearcats converted 28 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 93.3%. Cincinnati walked away from the game with a 45.6% field goal percentage (26 of 57) and buried 8 out of their 22 three-point shots.
David Dejulius is a player who had an impact in this contest. He notched 20 points on 5 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 43 minutes and grabbed 1 rebound. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the field and recorded 7 assists.
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Cincinnati will enter this game with a mark of 19-10 for the season. They are giving up possession 10.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.8 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Cincinnati is pulling in 36.9 boards per contest and has racked up 457 assists for the year, which is 23rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bearcats are hitting 35.7% from downtown (260 of 728) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.4 pts per game (54th in the country) while hitting 45.0% from the floor.
On defense, the Bearcats are able to force 12.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.4 fouls. They are giving up 32.5% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 159th in college basketball in opponents PPG (69.3). The Bearcats defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.8% (732 of 1,712) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 214th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 372 surrendered for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Memphis Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 83-78 when they faced Wichita State. The Tigers collected 23 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 29 in the matchup. They also coughed it up 14 times, while getting 2 steals in this matchup. Wichita State committed 17 fouls for this contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 22 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. With regard to shots from distance, Memphis knocked down 9 out of their 19 attempts (47.4%). When all was said and done, the Tigers finished shooting 29 out of 53 from the floor which had them shooting 54.7%. The Tigers permitted Wichita State to make 32 out of their 67 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 47.8% in the matchup. They finished 22.2% from three-point range by connecting on 6 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When it comes to rebounds, Memphis permitted Wichita State to get 27 in all (9 offensive).
Kendric Davis ended up being a factor for the Tigers for the game. He had 19 points in his 34 mins of playing time and tallied 4 dimes for the contest. He made 6 of 14 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 21-7 for the year. The Tigers are committing 18.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.8 times per game (24th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. Memphis has accumulated 2,241 points on the campaign (80.0 per game) and they average 36.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are connecting on 48.4% from the floor, which is ranked 21st in college basketball.
The Tigers defensively are ranked 272nd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 73.2. They have forced 15.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (32nd in college hoops). The Memphis defense gives up 31.4% from downtown (226 of 720) and their opposition makes 75.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.7 assists and 34.6 rebounds per contest, which is 254th and 217th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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