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Memphis vs. Samford - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samford Bulldogs (2-6) at Memphis Tigers (4-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Tigers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CW30

The Samford Bulldogs and Memphis Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the FedExForum.

The Samford Bulldogs look for their first road victory to rebound from a slow 2-6 record. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 71.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 53.1 percent shooting. Justin Coleman is averaging 14 points and 4.6 assists while Demetrius Dyson is averaging 13.9 points and 4.6 rebounds. Alex Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Wyatt Walker is grabbing five rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost 10 straight road games.

Memphis vs. Samford - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Memphis Tigers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 69.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jeremiah Martin is averaging 17.2 points and 3.7 assists while Kyvon Davenport is averaging 13 points and 6.7 rebounds. Jimario Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and Kareem Brewton Jr. is dishing 2.2 assists. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have won five straight home games.

The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southern and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Tigers last 10 overall and the over is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 overall.

The Samford Bulldogs have had a game of games this season where they've been beaten like a drum due to a lack of defense. However, the Memphis Tigers aren't the same Memphis Tigers of years past, as the defense isn't a physical and the offense continues to struggle making shots. It's why three of the Tigers four wins have been decided by eight or less points. You can hang around with Memphis. If forced to pick here, I'd take the free points with the Samford Bulldogs.

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