Memphis Tigers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats at Memphis Tigers
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Fedexforum)
MEM -5.0 . Total 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats are on the road for a matchup with the 22nd ranked Memphis Tigers. The Bearcats are (10-6), coming off a 68-54 win over the UCF Knights. The Tigers are (13-3), after upending South Florida, 68-64.
In the Bearcats win over UCF, Cincinnati was led on offense by Tre Scott. Scott secured a double-double, finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Cincinnati shot 50% from the floor and 38% from 3-point range. The Bearcats out rebounded UCF, 34 to 22. The Bearcats led by as many as 16 points. Cincinnati trailed 29-26 at the half.
In the Tigers win over South Florida, Memphis was guided offensively by Precious Achiuwa. Achiuwa had a nice game, finishing with a double-double, totaling 22 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers shot 55% from the floor and 33% from 3-point range. Memphis held South Florida to 40% from the floor. The Tigers out rebounded South Florida, 35 to 24. Memphis trailed by 8 points at the half and trailed by as many as 14 points.
Recent Betting Trends:
Bearcats are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Bearcats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games.
The under is 4-1 in Bearcats last 5 games.
Tigers are 15-1 SU in their last 16 home games.
Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 January games.
The under is 6-3 in Tigers last 9 games.
Cincinnati has struggled this year compared to the last few years when under the direction of Mick Cronin. The Bearcats could be finding their way, as Cincinnati has won 2 in a row and 3 of their last 4. Cincinnati is 1-3 on the road this year in true road games. Memphis is 9-1 at home, coming off a win over South Florida. The Win over South Florida, snapped a 2 game skid for the Tigers. Cincinnati has won 8 of the last 10 matchups against the Tigers. The Tigers have a top 50 scoring offense, while Cincinnati ranks outside of the top 130. Defensively, Memphis has the edge as well. With the Tigers playing so well at home and overall this year, I think the Tigers get a win in this series that has been dominated lately by the Bearcats. Final score prediction, Memphis will win and cover, 72-64.