Memphis vs. LSU - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (8-3) at Memphis Tigers (9-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and Memphis Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the FedExForum.
The LSU Tigers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 85.9 points on 52 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Tremont Waters is averaging 17 points and 6.3 assists while Duop Reath is averaging 12.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. Skylar Mays is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Epps is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have lost nine straight road games.
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The Memphis Tigers look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 72.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jeremiah Martin is averaging 18.6 points and 3.9 assists while Kyvon Davenport is averaging 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jimario Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and Kareem Brewton Jr. is dishing 1.8 assists. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have won 10 straight home games.
The Tigers are 26-12 ATS in their last 38 Thursday games, 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 19-41 ATS in their last 60 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern. The over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 vs. Southeastern and the over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 road games.
The LSU Tigers haven't won a road game in quite some time and are a young squad that could struggle against the defensive pressure of the Memphis Tigers. Memphis has played really solid ball on its home court and has put together decent offensive numbers lately, which includes scoring at least 70 points in five of their last seven games. I'll take the free bucket with the home team based on the value. I need to see LSU put together a complete performance on the road.