Memphis vs. Mississippi - 12/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (8-2) at Memphis Tigers (7-2)
College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels and Memphis Tigers square off early Friday night at the FedExForum.
The Ole Miss Rebels look for their fourth road win to build on their impressive 8-2 start. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 75.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Stefan Moody is averaging 24.1 points and 4.2 assists while Sebastian Saiz is averaging 11.8 points and 10.3 rebounds. Tomasz Gielo is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Rasheed Brooks is dishing 1.8 assists. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. Ole Miss is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.1 turnovers per game. The Ole Miss Rebels have won eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Memphis Tigers look to build on their five-game winning streak with a statement victory. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 78.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 15.9 points and nine rebounds while Shaq Goodwin is averaging 13 points and 7.9 rebounds. Ricky Tarrant Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markel Crawford is dishing 2.6 assists. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 25.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. Memphis is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.8 turnovers per game. The Memphis Tigers have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Rebels are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While Ole Miss is unbeaten, Memphis is still that grind it out defensive team that's tough to beat, especially in the FedExForum. In a matchup between two hot teams, you have to give the edge to the Tigers and the small chalk.