Memphis Tigers vs. Temple Owls - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (8-6) at Memphis Tigers (10-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -7 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Temple Owls will travel to play the Memphis Tigers in an American Athletic Conference game on Wednesday.
The Memphis Tigers are 10-5 (1-1) and are coming off of a loss to UCONN by a score of 81-78. Memphis has a good win against Ohio State, but does not have too many other good wins. Memphis has losses against South Carolina, Ole Miss, Texas-Arlington, and Oklahoma. Memphis has lost two out of their last three games. Memphis is averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 67.3 points per game. Memphis is also averaging 43.1 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Dedric Lawson is averaging 14.1 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game for Memphis. Ricky Tarrant Jr. is averaging 14.1 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for the Tigers. Memphis is shooting 72.5% on free throws, 30.8% on three-pointers, and 40.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Temple Owls are 8-6 (3-1) and are coming off of a win against East Carolina by a score of 78-60. Temple has won their last four of their last five games. Temple has wins over Connecticut and Minnesota, and losses against North Carolina, Butler, Utah, Wisconsin, St. Joe’s, and Houston. Temple is averaging 69.1 points per game while giving up 69.1 points per game. Temple is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 15.6 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Temple. Jaylen Bond is averaging 9.7 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Owls. Temple is shooting 72.9% on free throws, 31.8% on three-pointers, and 40.5% on all field goal attempts.
Temple is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. Temple is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-1-1 in Temple’s last 7 road games. Memphis is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. Memphis is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The over is 4-1 in the Memphis last 5 games. Temple is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Temple has struggled scoring consistently this season, while Memphis is averaging almost 80 points per game. Memphis is a very good rebounding team, which will give them a big advantage in this game. I look for Memphis to get the win at home.