Memphis vs. Tulsa - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (20-7) at Memphis Tigers (17-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Memphis Tigers meet Saturday night at the FedExForum.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have won five of their last seven games and are chasing a AAC crown. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 65.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 60 points on 39 percent shooting. James Woodard is averaging 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Shaquille Harrison is averaging 13.4 points and 3.6 assists. Rashad Smith is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Marquel Curtis is shooting 46.3 percent. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have six players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 65 percent from the line and 31.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 58 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Memphis Tigers need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Memphis is averaging 67.5 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Austin Nichols is averaging 13.4 points and 6.3 rebounds while Shaq Goodwin is averaging 8.8 points and seven rebounds. Trashon Burrell is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Avery Woodson is shooting 39.1 percent. The Memphis Tigers have four players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 33.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last seven games.
The Golden Hurricane are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss. The Golden Hurricane are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Memphis and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The home team has owned the number in this series and Memphis is one of the tougher teams to beat at home. Give me the Tigers and the small chalk.