Memphis Tigers vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 2/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs USF Bulls
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
The USF Bulls (10-13) will play the Memphis Tigers (17-6) at Yuengling Center on Wednesday.
The Memphis Tigers faced Tulane and ended up losing by a score of 90-89 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Tigers ended up with 15 while Tulane accounted for 22 personal fouls. They also buried 11 of their 28 attempts from 3-point range. Tulane walked away from this one shooting 54.2% at the free throw line by converting 13 of their 24 attempts. Additionally, Tulane totaled 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Tulane earned 16 assists and had 15 steals for the matchup. With respect to the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 52.4% from the floor on 33 of 63 shooting. They also doled out 17 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 14 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 16 of 26 tries for a percentage of 61.5%. Memphis wrapped up the contest with a 47.8% FG percentage (33 out of 69) and knocked down 7 of their 19 3-point shots.
Kendric Davis is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He finished with 26 points on 8 of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 41 mins played and pulled down 5 boards. He ended up shooting 36.4% from the field and totaled 7 dimes.
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Memphis heads into this one with a win-loss record of 17-6 this season. They average 80.2 pts per contest (25th in Division 1) while connecting on 47.6% from the field. The Tigers are connecting on 32.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (132 of 402) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is pulling in 36.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 375 dimes this season, which has them ranked 38th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.8 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Tigers are able to force 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 31.6% on 3-pointers and they rank 275th in college basketball in points per game allowed (73.0). The Tigers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (554 of 1,394) and they surrender 35.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 221st in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 314 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the USF Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 71-63 against East Carolina. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, South Florida permitted East Carolina to pull down 28 overall (9 offensive). They finished 23.5% from downtown by going 4 out of 17 and finished the contest at 17 out of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). The Bulls permitted East Carolina to convert 21 of their 55 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.2% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Bulls went 26 out of 54 from the field which had them at 48.1%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, South Florida made 10 out of their 23 attempts (43.5%). They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 75.0%. East Carolina had 14 fouls for the matchup which got the Bulls to the free throw line for 12 tries. They turned it over 18 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Bulls pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the contest.
Tyler Harris was important for the Bulls in this matchup. He buried 6 of 13 in this contest for a field goal rate of 46.2%, and had 2 rebounds. He racked up 21 points in his 29 mins on the court and earned 3 assists in this contest.
South Florida has a mark of 10-13 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulls are hitting on 44.5% from the field, which is 189th in the country. South Florida has totaled 1,663 pts on the year (72.3 per game) and they pull in 37.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per game (136th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game. The Bulls commit 17.8 fouls every game and they hit 64.7% from the free throw line.
The Bulls on defense are ranked 216th in college basketball in PPG given up with 70.7. They have forced 14.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (121st in D-1). The South Florida defense surrenders 34.2% from downtown (171 of 500) and their opponents are knocking down 73.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.8 dimes and 34.2 rebounds every game, which is 198th and 192nd in D-1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Florida
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