Memphis Tigers (6-4) at Central Florida Knights (3-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Addition Financial Arena)
The Line: Central Florida Knights +1 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Tigers and UCF Knights meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Addition Financial Arena.
The Memphis Tigers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 72.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Landers Nolley II is averaging 13.3 points and 2.5 rebounds while DJ Jeffies is averaging 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. DeAndre Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Lester Quinones is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 62.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The UCF Knights look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The UCF Knights are averaging 66.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Brandon Mahan is averaging 17.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Darin Green Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and one assist. Isaiah Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Perry is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 Tuesday games. The under is 37-17-1 in Tigers last 55 overall. The under is 11-4 in Knights last 15 home games. The favorite is 19-7-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
The Memphis Tigers are playing their best ball of the season after a sluggish start, and they're slowly becoming one of the better defensive teams in the country. The UCF Knights have been hit or miss through six games and have been held to 63 or less points in four of those games. Memphis is the better team here with better athletes, and UCF is going to have serious issues scoring. I'll gladly lay the point with Memphis here.