Memphis vs. South Florida - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (3-15) at Memphis Tigers (11-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The South Florida Bulls and Memphis Tigers face off early Saturday afternoon at the FedExForum.
The South Florida Bulls could use a feel good win after a brutal 3-15 start to the season. The South Florida Bulls are averaging 63.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 41 percent shooting. Jahmal McMurray is averaging 13.8 points and 2.3 assists while Chris Perry is averaging 9.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Angel Nunez is dishing 1.1 assists and Jaleel Cousins is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The South Florida Bulls are shooting 27.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. USF is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The South Florida Bulls have lost 17 straight road games.
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The Memphis Tigers hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 78.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 14.3 points and 8.7 rebounds while Ricky Tarrant Jr. is averaging 14 points and 3.5 assists. Shaq Goodwin is the third double-digit scorer and Trashon Burrell is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. Memphis is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have won 14 of their last 20 home games.
The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Tigers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Bulls are 3-12-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
South Florida has lost 17 straight road games. Think about that for a second. Memphis is a very tough team on both sides of the ball and should bully its way to a blowout win.