Memphis Tigers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (17-6) at Memphis Tigers (13-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats will travel to play the Memphis Tigers in an American Athletic game on Saturday.
The Memphis Tigers are 13-9 (4-5) and are coming off of a loss to UConn by a score of 77-57. Memphis has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 8th in the American standings. Memphis is averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 69.7 points per game. Memphis is also averaging 41.6 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Shaq Goodwin is averaging 14.1 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. Dedric Lawson is averaging 14 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Memphis is shooting 72.3% on free throws, 31.4% on three-pointers, and 40.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats are 17-6 (7-3) and are coming off of a win against South Florida by a score of 88-57. Cincinnati has won 4 games in a row and is currently tied for 2nd in the American standings. All of Cincinnati’s conference losses have come against SMU and Temple, who are the top two teams in the conference. Cincinnati defeated Memphis by a score of 76-72 earlier in the season. Cincinnati is averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 62 points per game. Cincinnati is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game. Farad Cobb is averaging 11.7 points per game and 1.7 assists per game for Cincinnati. Troy Caupain is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for the Bearcats. Cincinnati is shooting 70.7% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. Cincinnati is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 conference games. The over is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s last 5 conference games. Memphis is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. Memphis is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 5-2 in the Memphis last 7 Saturday games. The over is 9-4 in these two teams last 13 meetings.
Cincinnati has been very impressive this season and has been able to play very good defense. Cincinnati escaped with a narrow win in the first matchup between these teams, but now Memphis will be at home. Memphis has struggled recently, while Cincinnati is on a winning streak. I am picking Cincinnati in this one.