Houston vs. Memphis - 1/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (8-6) at Houston Cougars (7-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)
The Line: Houston Cougars +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Houston Cougars and the Memphis Tigers face off on Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion in AAC college basketball action.
The Houston Cougars are 7-7 this season and they have lost their last three games. Houston is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 38.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Jherrod Stiggers is averaging 17.1 points per game to lead the Cougars. Devonta Pollard is averaging 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds, L.J. Rose is averaging 11 points and 5.6 assists, and Eric Weary is averaging 8.9 points. Houston is 5-3 at home this season.
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The Memphis Tigers are 8-6 this season but have lost their last two games. Memphis is averaging 67.9 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 2.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38 percent. Austin Nichols is averaging 12.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game to lead the Tigers. Trashon Burrell is averaging 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, Shaq Goodwin is averaging 8.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Avery Woodson is averaging 8.3 points. Memphis is 0-1 on the road this season.
Houston is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 5-2-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread against the AAC. Memphis is 3-7 against the spread against the AAC, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 5-1 against the spread following a loss. The road team is 20-9-1 against the spread in the last 30 meetings of these two.
Memphis is the better team and Burrell will be back from suspension so I look for the Tigers to cover.