SMU Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 1/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
The Memphis Tigers (15-5) will compete against the SMU Mustangs (7-13) at FedExForum on Thursday.
The SMU Mustangs faced Wichita State and took a loss by a score of 71-69 in their last game. SMU ended with a 38.3% FG percentage (23 out of 60) and made 7 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Mustangs buried 16 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 16 assists in this matchup while creating 14 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In reference to defense, SMU allowed 44.9% from the floor on 22 of 49 shooting. Wichita State doled out 15 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. In addition, Wichita State pulled down 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Wichita State ended up shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 24 of their 32 tries. They also made 3 of their 14 attempts from long range. When discussing fouls, the Mustangs ended up with 21 while Wichita State accumulated 22 fouls.
Zach Nutall is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He finished the game at 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 32 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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SMU steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 7-13 so far this year. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.2 fouls every game. As a team, SMU is grabbing 35.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 257 assists on the campaign, which ranks 233rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Mustangs are shooting 30.8% on three-point attempts (124 of 403) and 69.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 68.7 points per contest (256th in the nation) while shooting 41.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Mustangs are forcing 12.7 turnovers every game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are conceding 33.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 272nd in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (72.6). The Mustangs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (526 of 1,220) and they surrender 38.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 288th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 288 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Tigers got the win with a final of 75-68 against Cincinnati. The Tigers were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. Cincinnati was called for 24 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of the free throws for a clip of 83.3%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Memphis converted 5 of their 14 attempts (35.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers finished 25 out of 52 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Tigers permitted Cincinnati to bury 24 out of 60 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.0% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 25.0% from three-point range by going 6 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing rebounds, Memphis permitted Cincinnati to snag 29 in all (10 offensive).
Deandre Williams ended up being a factor for the Tigers in the matchup. He accumulated 26 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes in the game. He buried 10 out of 18 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and accumulated 8 rebounds.
Memphis has a mark of 15-5 this year. The Tigers commit 19.1 fouls per contest and they go 74.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.8 times per game (32nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.4 times per game. Memphis has tallied 1,577 points so far this season (78.9 per game) and they collect 35.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which ranks them 45th in the nation.
The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 252nd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 71.8. They are forcing 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.1% from the floor (17th in Division 1). The Memphis defense concedes 31.7% on three-point shots (165 of 520) and their opposition makes 76.4% of their free throw shots. They concede 13.5 assists and 36.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 239th and 278th in college basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis and under the total points
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