Memphis vs. SMU - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (22-4) at Memphis Tigers (15-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and the SMU Mustangs face off on Thursday in AAC college basketball action.
The Memphis Tigers are 15-12 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Memphis is averaging 77.1 points per game and they are shooting 40.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Dedric Lawson leads the Tigers averaging 15 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Shaq Goodwin is averaging 14.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, Ricky Tarrant Jr. is averaging 11.9 points, and Trashon Burrell is averaging 10 points and 6.4 rebounds. Memphis is 13-5 at home and 6-8 in AAC play.
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The SMU Mustangs are 22-4 this season and they have been alternating wins and losses their last eight games. SMU is averaging 78.5 points per game and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 assists per game. Ben Moore is averaging 11.9 points and 7.2 rebounds, Keith Frazier is averaging 11.9 points, and Jordan Tolbert is averaging 11.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. SMU Is 6-3 on the road and 10-4 in AAC play.
Memphis is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 2-8 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. SMU is 2-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread against the AAC, and 0-5 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two teams.
SMU Is looking like easy money here and the Mustangs are my play.