Tulsa vs. Memphis - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (11-6) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (12-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and Tulsa Golden Hurricane play Wednesday at the Reynolds Center.
The Memphis Tigers have won three of their last five games and play their third true road game. On the season, Memphis is averaging 69.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Austin Nichols is averaging 12.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while Trashon Burrell is averaging 9.8 points and 2.3 assists. Shaq Goodwin is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Avery Woodson s shooting 41.4 percent from the field. The Memphis Tigers are a defensive team that’s allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five of their last eight games. Offensively, Memphis is shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 35 percent from beyond the arc. Memphis is 1-1 SU on the road this season.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have won seven straight games and remain unbeaten in AAC play. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 66.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 60.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting. James Woodard is averaging 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while Shaquille Harrison is averaging 15.4 points and 3.3 assists. Rashad Smith is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Marquel Curtis is shooting 51.5 percent from the field. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 58 or less points in six straight games. Offensively, Tulsa is shooting 66.3 percent from the line and 33.1 percent from beyond the arc. Tulsa is 7-2 SU on its home court this season.
The Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Tulsa and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Memphis actually matches up pretty well with Tulsa in the paint and should be able to win the rebounding margin. The Tigers are just a gritty basketball team that finds ways to keep games close or win. While Tulsa looks like the squad to beat in the AAC, Memphis will put up a strong fight and have a chance to win late.