Houston vs. Memphis - 2/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (14-9) at Houston Cougars (16-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)
The Line: Houston Cougars -1.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Cougars and the Memphis Tigers face off on Wednesday in AAC college basketball action.
The Houston Cougars are 16-7 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Tulsa that ended a three game winning streak. Houston is averaging 77.6 points per game and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Rob Gray Jr. leads the Cougars averaging 17.3 points per game. Devonta Pollard is averaging 12.7 points and 5.6 rebounds, Damyean Dotson is averaging 12.7 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Ronnie Johnson is averaging 10 points. Houston is 12-2 at home and 6-5 in the AAC.
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The Memphis Tigers are 14-9 this season and they are coming off of a win over Cincinnati that ended a two game losing skid. Memphis is averaging 76.6 points per game and they are shooting 40.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Shaq Goodwin leads the Tigers averaging 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Dedric Lawson is averaging 14.3 points and 8.9 rebounds, Ricky Tarrant Jr. is averaging 12.3 points, and Trashon Burrell is averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Memphis is 1-4 on the road and 5-5 in the AAC.
Houston is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 home games, 6-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 11-5-1 against the spread against the AAC. Memphis is 4-10 against the spread following a win, 0-5 against the spread in their last five games following a game that they covered the point spread, and 7-15 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team is 21-9-1 against the spread in the last 31 meetings of these two.
Houston hasn’t stepped it up in the must win spots so I don’t see them doing it here either.