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Tulsa vs. Memphis - 1/30/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis at Tulsa
Date & Time Wednesday January 30, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Donald Reynolds Center
Tulsa, OK
The Line
Tulsa Golden Hurricane -1 -- Over/Under: 155.5
TV Channel
ESPNews
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The Memphis Tigers and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet in AAC college basketball action from the Donald Reynolds Center on Wednesday night.

The Memphis Tigers will look to build some momentum after a 77-57 win over UCF in their last outing for their 4th win in their last 5 games. Tyler Harris led Memphis with 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 4 threes while Mike Parks Jr. added 13 points and 8 rebounds in just 19 minutes on the floor. Kyvon Davenport and Raynere Thornton each added 11 points with Davenport shooting 4 of 6 while Thornton added 11 rebounds for a double-double. Jeremiah Martin added 10 points with a team-high 7 assists to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Memphis in the winning effort. Martin leads the Tigers with an average of 15.2 points and 4.2 assists per game while Davenport leads Memphis on the glass with 7.4 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Memphis is averaging 83.2 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 71% from the foul line this season.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will be looking for a win after losing 3 straight and 5 of their last 6 games after a 77-65 loss to Houston in their last outing. Daquan Jeffries led the Golden Hurricane with 17 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 5 rebounds and 5 assists while Jeriah Horne added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals and Martins Igbanu chipped in 11 points. Sterling Taplin added 10 points and 4 assists to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Tulsa in the losing effort. Jeffries leads Tulsa with an average of 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while Taplin leads the Golden Hurricane in assists with 4.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Tulsa is averaging 70.3 points per game on 44.6% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the arc and 68.8% from the foul line this season.

Memphis is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 11-4 in their last 15 games overall. Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 9-3 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record. Memphis is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Full disclosure, I’m surprised to see this line this low. Tulsa has gone 10-2 SU at home this season and does play some solid defense, but even with their struggles on the road this season, Memphis is the team in much better form and are the much better team offensively here. Add in the Tigers’ success ATS in this matchup, and I think that Memphis with the free point should be the pick here.

Pick:
Memphis +1

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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