Memphis vs. Tulsa - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-5) at Memphis Tigers (9-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at FedExForum on Saturday, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Memphis Tigers will be matching up in college basketball activity.
Tulsa enters this game with a 10-5 record so far. The Golden Hurricane have won their last three games in a row, most recently taking out Connecticut on Wednesday. In that one, Tulsa’s Corey Henderson put up 30 points.
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Heading up the scoring for the Hurricane this year is Junior Etou, with 17.4 PPG and 7.1 RPG. Also in double-figures for Tulsa are Sterling Taplin (12.1 PPG; 4.5 RPG; 4.0 APG) and Daquan Jeffries (10.1 PPG; 5.3 RPG).
Over on the Memphis side, they’re sitting at 9-6 this season. The Tigers have lost their last three games in a row and fell to UCF on Wednesday. In that UCF game, Memphis’ Kareem Brewton put up 15 points.
The Tigers’ leading scorer this season is Jeremiah Martin with 16.5 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 3.7 APG. Also in double-digits for Memphis is Kyvon Davenport (12.7 PPG; 6.1 RPG), and Brewton is close on 9.4 PPG.
Tulsa is 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. The under is 4-0 in the Hurricanes’ last four road games and 5-2 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss. Memphis is also 0-4 ATS in their last four overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four versus the American Athletic.
Looking at Tulsa’s roster, they’ve got some fairly decent scorers and aren’t too bad at spreading the ball around. Memphis has a few capable guys as well but has hit the skids the last few games, not putting up over 61 points in any of their last three. Overall, I like Tulsa to manage a cover here.