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SMU vs Memphis Basketball Picks 2-18-24

Memphis Tigers (18-7) vs. SMU Mustangs (18-7)
February 18, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: SMU Mustangs -4.5; Over/Under: +154
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The Memphis Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The SMU Mustangs are riding a 5-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Memphis Tigers vs SMU Mustangs prediction.

Memphis Tigers Betting Preview

The Memphis Tigers recently beat Temple and Tulane while losing to North Texas. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 80.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting. David Jones is averaging 21.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Jahvon Quinerly is averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Nae’Qwan Tomlin is the third double-digit scorer and Jaykwon Walton is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.

SMU Mustangs Betting Preview

The SMU Mustangs recently beat Rice, North Texas and Tulane. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 76.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Zhuric Phelps is averaging 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Chuck Harris is averaging 13.5 points and 3.6 assists. Samuell Williamson is dishing 1.6 assists and Tyreek Smith is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The SMU Mustangs are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game.

Memphis Tigers vs SMU Mustangs prediction

I considered Memphis and the points because the talent is there, but we’re in mid-February. At some point you have to believe that the team you see is the team you get and Memphis just isn’t a good team that struggles offensively, and I have little confidence when it plays respectable opponents. The SMU Mustangs are 12-2 SU at home this season and are above average at both ends of the floor, especially defensively. Not sure how Memphis scores in this game. SMU is also 13-9-2 ATS when Memphis is 8-17 ATS on the season. The line is reasonable. Give me SMU at home.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: SMU Mustangs -4.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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