Memphis vs. Wichita State - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (17-5) at Memphis Tigers (14-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Tigers +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wichita State Shockers and Memphis Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the FedExForum.
The Wichita State Shockers could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 83.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Landry Shamet is averaging 14.5 points and 5.3 assists while Shaquille Morris is averaging 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Conner Frankamp is the third double-digit scorer and Darral Willis Jr. is grabbing six rebounds. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Wichita State Shockers have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Memphis Tigers also need a victory after losing three of their last four games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 70.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Jeremiah Martin is averaging 19.4 points and four assists while Kyvon Davenport is averaging 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Kareem Brewton Jr. is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and Jimario Rivers is dishing 1.9 assists. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Shockers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The under is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 Tuesday games and the over is 4-1 in Shockers last 5 overall.
The Memphis Tigers aren't a really good basketball team, as they can't score and usually come up short in big games against good teams. However, Memphis is still a good defensive team that competes and finds ways to hang around, especially at home where its allowing just 67 points on 41.8 percent shooting. The Wichita State Shockers have lost three of their last five games, including their last two at home, and both their offense and defense have slipped during that stretch. Memphis is a grind it out team at the FedExForum and will be up for this one. I'll take a stab with the points.