Memphis Tigers vs UCF Knights Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs UCF Knights
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
TV: Youtube TV
The UCF Knights (12-4) will try to beat the Memphis Tigers (12-4) at Addition Financial Arena on Wednesday.
The Memphis Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against East Carolina and notched a win by a score of 69-59 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Tigers ended up with 13 while East Carolina finished the game with 15 fouls. They made 9 of 28 shots from 3-point land. East Carolina finished 75.0% from the charity stripe by burying 6 of their 8 shots. Furthermore, East Carolina collected 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. East Carolina distributed 13 dimes and had 11 steals in this matchup. When discussing defense, Memphis allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the field on 22 of 54 shooting. They also distributed 14 dimes for the contest while forcing the opposition into 22 turnovers and earning 15 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers knocked down 11 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. Memphis wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.5% FG percentage (28 out of 59) and made 2 of their 13 three-point shots.
Deandre Williams is a guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He finished 47.1% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. He played for 32 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. He recorded 19 points on 8 of 17 shooting.
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Memphis will play this game with a win-loss mark of 12-4 on the season. They currently have an average of 78.1 pts per contest (58th in D-1) while going 47.0% from the field. The Tigers are shooting 31.7% on three-point shots (84 of 265) and 71.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 36.4 boards per contest and has racked up 258 dimes for the year, which ranks 48th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per game and as a group are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Tigers are able to force 16.4 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They currently rank 237th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 217 conceded this year. The Tigers are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.1% (374 of 957) and they relinquish 35.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They relinquish 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 224th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (70.3).
In their last game, the UCF Knights walked away with a victory by a final of 85-53 when they played SMU. In regard to how they attacked the glass, UCF permitted SMU to grab 17 in all (3 offensive). They finished 23.5% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 4 out of 17 and ended up going 9 of 16 from the free throw line (56.3%). The Knights permitted SMU to make 20 out of 45 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.4% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Knights ended up going 30 out of 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.6%. Concerning shooting from distance, UCF knocked down 10 of their 25 tries (40.0%). They were able to bury 15 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. SMU had 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Knights to the free throw line for 20 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Knights corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the game.
Ithiel Horton ended up being a factor for the Knights in this contest. He earned 21 points in his 28 mins of playing time and accumulated 2 assists for the game. He converted 7 out of 14 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and earned 3 rebounds.
UCF has a record of 12-4 on the season. The Knights are responsible for committing 15.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 74.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per contest (196th in Division 1) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. UCF has earned 1,122 points on the season (70.1 per contest) and they grab 37.2 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Knights are shooting 43.6% from the field, which is 240th in the country.
The UCF defense concedes 30.1% on 3-pointers (107 of 356) and opponents are knocking down 68.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.1 assists and 32.1 boards every game, which ranks them 77th and 70th in college basketball. The Knights on defense are ranked 18th in the nation in points given up per game with 60.0. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 38.8% from the field (24th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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