Memphis vs. Baylor - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (4-0) at Memphis Tigers (1-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:00 am (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Memphis Tigers and the Baylor Bears face off on Thursday in Las Vegas in college basketball tournament action.
The Memphis Tigers are 1-1 this season bouncing back from an opening loss to Wichita State by beating Prairie View A&M. Memphis is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents shoot 37.5 percent. Nick King Is averaging 11 points and 7.5 rebounds to lead the Tigers. Trashon Burrell is averaging 10 points and 6.5 rebounds, Shaq Goodwin is averaging 10 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Avery Woodson is averaging 9.0 points. Memphis has been strong on the boards outrebounding their opponents by nine per game 35-26.
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The Baylor Bears are 4-0 this season with three of their wins coming at home and one win coming on the road. Baylor is averaging 69 points per game and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents are shooting 37.5 percent. Taurean Prince is averaging 11.7 points and 4.0 rebounds to lead the Bears. Kenny Cherry is averaging 10.2 points, Lester Medford is averaging 10.2 points, and Johnathan Motley is averaging 10.2 points. Baylor is averaging 37.5 rebounds per game as opposed to 26 for their opponents.
Memphis is 6-0 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win. Baylor is 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games and 11-4-1 against the spread in their last 16 games overall.
I just see Baylor as the better team here and they cover this modest number.