The UCF Knights and the Memphis Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Dickies Arena on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Memphis is listed as a 4.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 143.5 points.
For UCF, CJ Walker is out for the season with a leg injury while Memphis has Keonte Kennedy listed as out indefinitely with a hand injury.
Memphis’ 64-63 win back on February 16th, 2023, made it 9 wins in the 12 all-time meetings for the Tigers in this head-to-head matchup.
UCF is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games following an ATS loss. Memphis is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
I’m leaning towards UCF here. There’s not much of an edge you could give either way here, but if you could, you could make the argument that UCF’s played the better defense in their last 5 games and we’ve got a line of a couple of possessions in a matchup where both meetings were decided by a combined 4 points. I’ll side with UCF and the points here.