Southern Methodist vs. Memphis - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (13-7) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (18-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and SMU Mustangs square off Saturday night at the Moody Coliseum.
The Memphis Tigers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 78.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 14.8 points and 2.6 assists while Shaq Goodwin is averaging 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. Ricky Tarrant Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Trashon Burrell is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Tigers are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have lost eight of their last 13 road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The SMU Mustangs haven’t lost back-to-back games since Nov of 2014. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 80 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Nic Moore is averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 assists while Ben Moore is averaging 13 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jordan Tolbert is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Shake Milton is dishing 2.8 assists. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mustangs are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The SMU Mustangs have won 14 straight home games.
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The Mustangs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 0-8 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Southern Methodist and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
SMU has looked different ever since Keith Frazier has left the team. While the Mustangs should win this one, Memphis is a great defensive team that knows how to compete and keep games close. Give me the truckload of points.