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Memphis vs. Cincinnati - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati at Memphis
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
FedExForum
Memphis, Tennessee
The Line
Memphis Tigers +4.5 O/U: 148
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Cincinnati at Memphis
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Memphis Tigers will meet up on the college basketball court Thursday.

Memphis currently sits at 13-9 on the year. The Tigers have lost three of their last four games, beating UCF and falling to Temple, Tulsa and South Florida during that stretch.

In the loss to the Bulls, Memphis’ leading scorer was Jeremiah Martin, who went off for 41 points, three rebounds and three assists in just 28 minutes. Kyvon Davenport added 13 points for the Tigers in that one and Raynere Thornton put up 10 rebounds and nine points.

Over on the Cincinnati side, they’re 19-3 this season. The Bearcats have rattled off wins in each of their last seven games versus Tulsa, Connecticut, South Florida, Wichita State, Tulsa, Temple and SMU.

In the win over the Mustangs, Cincinnati’s Jarron Cumberland led the team on 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Keith Williams added 13 points for the Bearcats there, and Cane Broome had 11 points.

The Bearcats are 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the over is 8-1 in their last nine overall. The over is 8-1 in Cincinnati’s last nine versus the AAC and 6-1 in the last seven following an ATS loss.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up loss. Memphis is 2-6 ATS in the last eight overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus the AAC.

Memphis was on a pretty good run there for a while, but they’ve hit the skids lately. The issue isn’t putting up points—the Tigers have logged at least 76 in each of their last four—it’s giving them up. In Memphis’ last three losses, they’ve surrendered at least 84 in each.

That’s good news for the Bearcats, who are a pretty solid scoring team. I’m going to stick with Cincinnati here.

Pick:
Cincinnati Bearcats -4.5

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