Little Rock Trojans vs. Memphis Tigers Free Prediction 12/19/18

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The Little Rock Trojans (5-6) will travel to FedExForum to meet the Memphis Tigers (5-5). The game will air on ESPN 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Little Rock Trojans at Memphis Tigers Betting Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Tigers defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 76-61, while the Trojans beat the Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm 101-92.

Little Rock dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.191 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.647. Southeastern Oklahoma State was 0.103 and 0.538, respectively, for those same stats. The Tigers, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (15.1 vs. 28.6) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.459 vs. 0.404). Memphis was led by Kyvon Davenport, who had 30 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Markquis Nowell fueled Little Rock with 34 points and eight assists.

The Tigers won the lone game between these two teams last season, 70-62. Memphis’ free throw rate was their largest strength over Little Rock. The Tigers had a rate of 0.291, while the Trojans posted a mark of 0.173. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The Trojans’ Rayjon Tucker has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Martin has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Tigers.

It will be a matchup of conflicting styles as the up-and-down Tigers (ranked 12th in the nation in possessions per game) will look to push the slower-paced Trojans (260th in possessions per game). Furthermore, the Trojans rank 301st in turnover percentage (21.3 percent), while the Tigers rank 26th in opponents’ turnover percentage (23.7 percent).

Little Rock Trojans at Memphis Tigers Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Memphis, ATS Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Memphis ranks 20th in steals per game (8.6) while Little Rock ranks 163rd (5.9).
  • The Trojans average 3.1 blocks per game, which ranks 117th in the country. The Tigers rank 159th in blocks allowed per game (5.2).
  • Memphis averages 37.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 104th in the nation. Little Rock ranks 133rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.2).
  • The Tigers average 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 62nd in the nation. The Trojans rank 140th in assists allowed per game (14.3).
  • Memphis averages 22.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 134th in the nation. Little Rock ranks 203rd in three pointers allowed per game (28.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.2, down from 0.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Trojans have scored an average of 83.6 points per game (7.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 82.0 points per game (7.9 above their season average).