Memphis Tigers vs. Connecticut Huskies Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/16/14
Connecticut Huskies (13-3) at Memphis Tigers (12-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The FedEx Forum will be rocking when the Connecticut Huskies visit the Memphis Tigers.
Connecticut didn't look good in back to back conference defeats but they took out their frustration on Central Florida 84-61 that was loosely competitive early. The Huskies were clearly the better offensive team with 46% marksmanship while the Knights were stymied on 31% from the field. Amida Brimah led four double digit scorers with a game high 20 points and eight pulls with Shabazz Napier adding 14 points, five yanks and eleven helpers while DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright netted 13 and eleven points and combined for 14 rebounds.
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Memphis has established themselves as one of the best teams in the nation at #17 but that means they have a bull's eye on their backs in a top heavy conference. That wasn't an issue in a 79-69 decision over Temple behind a strong second half performance that erased a one point deficit. The Tigers connected at 45.5% which was golden with 15 offensive rebounds leading to 13 more looks which accounted for eight more field goals. Shaq Goodwin netted 23 points and snatched eleven rebounds with Michael Dixon Jr. next in line with 15 points and five helpers followed by Joe Jackson and his ten point, six assist performance.
I don't like to bet on Connecticut but I also have a difficult time giving them points because I've been burned by them before. If Memphis loses they can kiss the top 25 good bye...