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Wichita State vs. Memphis - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis at Wichita State
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Charles Koch Arena
Wichita, Kansas
The Line
The Line: Wichita State -4.5 -- Over/Under: 155
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Memphis at Wichita State
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The Memphis Tigers and Wichita State Shockers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Charles Koch Arena.

The Memphis Tigers could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 82.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jeremiah Martin is averaging 18.3 points and 4.5 assists while Kyvon Davenport is averaging 14 points and 7.1 rebounds. Tyler Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Kareem Brewton Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have lost four of their last five road games.

The Wichita State Shockers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 69.8 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Markis McDuffie is averaging 18.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Samajae Haynes-Jones is averaging 12.6 points and 2.7 assists. Erik Stevenson is dishing two assists and Jaime Echenique is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game. The Wichita State Shockers have won four of their last five home games.

The Tigers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. American Athletic Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Shockers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Shockers last 7 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Tigers last 5 overall.

The Memphis Tigers have been a surprise in the AAC this season, but they've had issues on the road where they've lost four of their last five and are losing by an average of almost six points. The Wichita State Shockers are playing their best ball of the season right now where they're allowing 37.2 percent shooting and winning by an average of 10.6 points in their last five games. The Memphis Tigers are just 4-7-1 ATS on the road this season and 2-7 ATS when an underdog. The Wichita State Shockers have covered five of their last six games overall and are winning by an average of 6.4 points at home this season. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Shockers at home.

Pick:
Wichita State -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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