The Memphis Tigers (1-1) will be at home in FedExForum when they challenge the New Orleans Privateers (0-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
New Orleans Privateers vs. Memphis Tigers Betting Preview
In the Privateers last game, they were blown out by the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 87-68. New Orleans Travin Thibodeaux put together a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting. Oakland made 14 of their 25 three pointers (56.0 percent). New Orleans, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (12.7 vs. 21.3).
The Tigers hope to keep it rolling after beating the Little Rock Trojans in their last matchup, 70-62. Memphis was lifted by Jeremiah Martin, who was the games high scorer with 26 points on 7-for-12 shooting. The Tigers had a much better free throw rate (0.291 vs. 0.173) and had a much better turnover percentage (14.5 vs. 21.8).
Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball protection could play a significant role in this battle. Since the 2016-17 season, Memphis has committed the 46th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.7 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of New Orleans has forced the 12th-most (opponents turnover percentage of 23.1 percent). Also, the Privateers have been among the nations best on the offensive backboards, ranking 16th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.6 percent). The Tigers, meanwhile, rank 264th at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 69.2 percent.
New Orleans Privateers at Memphis Tigers ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Memphis, ATS Winner – Memphis, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 50th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Privateers rank 174th (3.0).
- New Orleans ranks 156th in three pointers allowed per game (21.1) while Memphis ranks 244th (22.9).
- Memphis ranks 77th in steals per game (6.9) while New Orleans ranks 277th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
- The Privateers rank 26th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while the Tigers rank 205th (36.2).
- New Orleans ranks 45th in assists per game (15.6) while Memphis ranks 191st in assists allowed per game (13.6).