The SMU Mustangs 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 SMU Mustangs Betting Preview
The SMU Mustangs are averaging 68.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Zhuric Phelps is averaging 16.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Zach Nutall is averaging 13.9 points and 2.7 assists. Efe Odigie is the third double-digit scorer and Samuell Williamson is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The SMU Mustangs are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Tigers Betting Preview
The Memphis Tigers are averaging 78.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Kendrick Davis is averaging 21.2 points and 3.7 rebounds, while DeAndre Williams is averaging 16.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. Alex Lomax is dishing 3.5 assists and Keonte Kennedy is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.
SMU vs Memphis Trends
The Mustangs are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Tigers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Mustangs last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 home games. The favorite is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The SMU Mustangs are a bad team that's getting worse, and don't expect that to change on the road, where they lose by an average of 15.8 points and shoot 38.1 percent from the field. The Memphis Tigers have the talent to blow the doors off here, and they're at home, where they win by an average of 12.7 points. I'll lay the big chalk.