Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 1/22/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
The Cincinnati Bearcats (14-6) are welcoming the Memphis Tigers (14-5) at Fifth Third Arena on Sunday.
The Memphis Tigers faced Wichita State and earned the victory with a final of 88-78 in their last game. Memphis ended the contest having earned a 53.6% FG percentage (30 out of 56) and knocked down 11 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers converted 17 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 73.9%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 17 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to defending, Memphis allowed 44.6% from the floor on 25 out of 56 shooting. Wichita State doled out 12 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Wichita State pulled down 21 rebounds (7 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Wichita State finished 79.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of their 24 tries. They also converted 9 out of their 24 shots from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Tigers finished with 18 and Wichita State totaled 20 fouls.
Deandre Williams is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He was able to score 29 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and pulled down 15 boards. He finished 69.2% from the field and dished out 2 dimes.
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Memphis steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 14-5 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Memphis is pulling down 35.9 boards per game and has earned 299 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 46th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are hitting 32.1% on three-point attempts (105 of 327) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. They average 79.1 points per outing (38th in D-1) on 47.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Tigers are forcing 16.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 fouls. They are 237th in the country in giving up assists with 254 relinquished so far this season. The Tigers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.0% (445 of 1,140) and they concede 36.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 32.1% on shots from downtown while they are 256th in college hoops in points per game allowed (72.0).
For their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats got the win with a final of 85-69 against South Florida. The Bearcats were able to collect 25 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 2 times, while recording 5 steals in the matchup. South Florida was called for 11 fouls for the contest which got the Bearcats to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to three-point attempts, Cincinnati converted 9 of their 22 attempts (40.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Bearcats shot 32 out of 65 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. The Bearcats permitted South Florida to make 24 out of 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.2% for this contest. They finished 30.8% from three-point range by connecting on 4 of 13 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 27 at the free throw line (63.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Cincinnati permitted South Florida to snag 27 in all (5 offensive).
David Dejulius ended up being a factor for the Bearcats in this matchup. He converted 7 of 8 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 87.5%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He scored 21 points in his 34 mins on the court and totaled 7 assists in the matchup.
Cincinnati has a record of 14-6 for the season. The Bearcats are responsible for committing 15.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 69.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.5 times per contest (50th in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.0 times per contest. Cincinnati has tallied 1,545 points on the campaign (77.3 per contest) and they snag 38.3 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bearcats are shooting 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 145th in the nation.
The Cincinnati defense gives up 31.6% on shots from distance (120 of 380) and opponents are knocking down 74.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 12.6 assists and 34.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 172nd and 172nd in the country. The Bearcats defensively are ranked 128th in the country in points per game surrendered with 67.4. They are able to force 12.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.4% from the floor (82nd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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