Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 2/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
FedExForum is the location where the Memphis Tigers (18-6) will take on the Temple Owls (14-11) on Sunday.
The Temple Owls played SMU and took a loss by a final of 72-71 in their last game. Temple ended having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (24 out of 56) and knocked down 9 of 26 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Owls converted 14 of 20 shots for a percentage of 70.0%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they compiled 34 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to defense, Temple allowed their opponent to shoot 42.9% from the field on 24 of 56 shooting. SMU totaled 14 assists and had 12 steals for the game. Furthermore, SMU collected 28 boards (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. SMU ended up going 56.7% from the free throw line by burying 17 of 30 attempts. They made 7 out of their 17 attempts from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Owls finished with 25 and SMU finished the game with 21 personal fouls.
Khalif Battle is someone who had an impact in this contest. He walked away with 27 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played for 32 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes.
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Temple will enter this matchup with a mark of 14-11 so far this season. They turn the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Temple is pulling in 35.9 rebounds per contest and has racked up 338 assists this season, which ranks 147th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Owls are connecting on 32.2% on three-point attempts (195 of 606) and 76.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.3 points per outing (239th in college basketball) while hitting 42.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Owls are able to force 11.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They give up 31.6% on 3-point shots while they are 164th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (68.8). The Owls defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.3% (625 of 1,479) and they relinquish 35.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 199th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 317 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Memphis Tigers went home victorious with a score of 99-81 when they faced South Florida. The Tigers collected 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. South Florida committed 22 fouls in the game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 87.5%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Memphis made 6 out of their 14 attempts (42.9%). When the game finished, the Tigers walked away from this one shooting 36 for 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.9%. The Tigers allowed South Florida to make 27 of their 55 tries from the field which had them shooting 49.1% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 19 and ended up shooting 21 of 29 from the charity stripe (72.4%). In relation to rebounding, Memphis permitted South Florida to get 33 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Deandre Williams was important for the Tigers for the contest. He made 8 of 13 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 61.5%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He racked up 26 points in his 29 mins on the court and had 2 assists for this contest.
Memphis has a record of 18-6 on the campaign. The Tigers commit 18.9 fouls per game and they hit 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 16.5 times per game (18th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Memphis has accounted for 1,944 points so far this season (81.0 per game) and they collect 36.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 47.8% from the floor, which is 34th in the nation.
The Memphis defense concedes 31.6% from downtown (198 of 627) and their opponents are connecting on 74.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.6 assists and 35.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 246th and 266th in the nation. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 281st in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 73.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.1% from the floor (28th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Temple
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