Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 2/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
Fertitta Center is the site where the Houston Cougars (24-2) will try to defeat the Memphis Tigers (20-6) on Sunday.
The Memphis Tigers took the court against UCF and went home with a win by a final score of 64-63 in their last contest. Memphis finished the contest with a 54.5% field goal percentage (24 of 44) and knocked down 2 out of their 8 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tigers buried 14 of their 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 30 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 8 dimes in this contest as well as creating 15 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When talking about the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 32.3% from the field on 20 of 62 shooting. UCF distributed 13 assists and had 14 steals in this game. Moreover, UCF snagged 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. UCF finished 82.4% from the free throw line by making 14 of their 17 shots. They converted 9 of 29 tries from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Tigers walked away with 17 while UCF totaled 18 fouls.
Deandre Williams is a player who was a contributor for this game. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He accounted for 12 points on 6 of 12 shooting.
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Memphis comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 20-6 for the year. They average 80.5 points per outing (23rd in Division 1) on 48.4% from the floor. The Tigers are connecting on 33.5% on shots from downtown (148 of 442) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Memphis is grabbing 36.2 boards per contest and has racked up 418 assists on the year, which has them ranked 37th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Tigers are able to force 15.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 233rd in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 357 surrendered for the campaign. The Tigers are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.2% (629 of 1,565) and they surrender 34.9 boards per game as a group. They are surrendering 32.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 277th in college basketball in points per game allowed (73.0).
When they last played, the Houston Cougars went home victorious with a score of 80-65 against SMU. The Cougars corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. SMU was called for 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 16 of them for a percentage of 61.5%. In the matter of three-point shots, Houston made 10 of their 30 attempts (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cougars shot 27 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1%. The Cougars permitted SMU to convert 23 of 52 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 44.2% for this contest. They finished 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 5 out of 15 and ended up going 14 of 24 from the free throw line (58.3%). In relation to rebounding, Houston permitted SMU to snag 26 overall (6 offensive).
Jarace Walker ended up having an impact for the Cougars in this matchup. He scored 14 points in his 29 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 assists for the matchup. He converted 6 out of 10 for the matchup for a rate of 60.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
Houston has a win-loss record of 24-2 on the season. The Cougars are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls per game and they hit 70.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per game (60th in the country) and they are turning it over 9.6 times per contest. Houston has totaled 1,970 pts for the season (75.8 per contest) and they pull in 38.9 boards per contest. As an offense, the Cougars are hitting on 47.3% from the field, which has them ranked 44th in the country.
The Houston defense concedes 26.7% on shots from distance (165 of 618) and their opponents are making 70.6% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 10.0 dimes and 31.4 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 16th and 42nd in the country. The Cougars defensively are ranked 1st in college basketball in PPG given up with 55.4. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 35.5% from the field (2nd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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