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Memphis vs UCF Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/16/23

Central Florida Knights (15-9) vs. Memphis Tigers (19-6)
February 16, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Tigers -6.5 / Central Florida Knights +6.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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The UCF Knights and Memphis Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the FedExForum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The UCF Knights Betting Preview

The UCF Knights are averaging 72.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Taylor Hendricks is averaging 14.8 points and 1.5 assists, while CJ Kelly is averaging 12.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Ithiel Horton is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Johnson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.

The Memphis Tigers Betting Preview

The Memphis Tigers are averaging 81.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Kendrick Davis is averaging 21.8 points and 3.8 rebounds, while DeAndre Williams is averaging 17.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Alex Lomax is dishing 3.5 assists and Keonte Kennedy is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.

The Knights are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Knights last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The favorite is 21-5-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Memphis Tigers are the more talented team and should be favored at home, but UCF is far from a pushover and has the defensive effort to hang around. UCF loses on the road by an average of 2.4 points and in the underdog role by an average of 0.2 points. Memphis is 3-8-1 ATS at home. Give me UCF and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Central Florida Knights +6.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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