Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Memphis Tigers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/20/14
Memphis Tigers (19-6) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louis Brown Athletic Center and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off with the Memphis Tigers Thursday.
With the regular season on the horizon every game is crucial at this point meaning a loss for Memphis could result in a permanent drop in position. The Tigers had a chance at solidifying their grip on third in the AAC but failed to get the job done in a thrilling 86-81 overtime loss at Connecticut. Big plays were common place with the Tigers winning the shooting battle 54.8%-39% with 17 turnovers while getting outscored 29-6 at the stripe. Leading scorer Joe Jackson pumped in 24 points and handed out seven helpers with Geron Johnson adding 15 points and eight boards followed by Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon Jr. with 12 and ten points.
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Rutgers is generally a team that needs to put plenty of points on the board to be successful or at least have a chance at being successful because opponents have been putting the ball in the basket when the Scarlet Knights take the floor. Nothing came close to working out Sunday in a 102-54 rout at Louisville where the Cardinals jumped out to a 19 point lead and kept pouring it on until the final buzzer behind nearly 56% marksmanship and 16 makes from long range. Rutgers was behind the eight ball with 35% shooting and 18 turnovers with scattered scoring. Kadeem Jack and Myles Mack led the attack with ten points with Kerwin Okoro chipping with nine.
Rutgers obviously has revenge on their mind after Memphis just pasted them but picking the dogs in the AAC is sometimes just a guess, hope or whatever because we never know what to expect. I'd still be cautious but based on potential...