The Memphis Tigers and the Cincinnati Bearcats meet in college basketball action from the Fifth Third Arena on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Cincinnati is listed as a 2.5-point home favorite with an attached ML price of -140. The total for this game is set at 151.5 points.
For Memphis, Alex Lomax is listed as out indefinitely with a groin injury while Jaylen Hardaway is questionable for this game with a hip injury. For Cincinnati, the Bearcats haven’t had a new injury reported since early December on this report, so barring any last minute announcements, Cincinnati should be at full strength coming into this game.
Memphis has won the last three meetings between these two teams after an 81-74 win over Cincinnati back on February 15th, 2022.
Memphis is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record. Cincinnati is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.
I get the case to be made for Memphis here as the Tigers have had a lot of the recent head-to-head success between these two. However, Cincinnati’s been the better team in recent weeks, and the Tigers can’t cover a point spread right now if their lives depended on it. I think the Bearcats get the job done at home here so I’ll lay the points with Cincinnati here.