Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tigers vs Cougars CBB Odds
Looking for Memphis Tigers vs. Houston Cougars NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Tigers taking on the Cougars on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Tigers Cougars matchup.
21-12 2-3 N) Memphis Tigers vs. Houston Cougars 30-2 (1-0 N)
Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Venue: Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Hou -7.5
CBB Betting Total: 149
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The top-seeded Houston Cougars certainly picked up where they left off during the regular season as he was able to destroy the UConn Huskies in their first matchup of the American Athletic Conference tournament. For the game, the Cougars shot 46% from the floor along with 11 3-pointers while allowing just 25% shooting to the struggling Huskies in the win.
The fifth-seeded Memphis Tigers also picked up a huge amount of momentum in totally controlling the pace of the game versus the second-seeded team in the conference in the UCF Knights. Memphis went up by 10 points at the half and never looked back as they were led by Isaiah Maurice, who led the team with 21 points.
Memphis, on the other hand, got 27 points off the bench from Kareem Brewton jr. while also getting 17 and 16 points from Kyvon Davenport along with Jeremiah Martin. And while Memphis outshot the Cougars from the floor slightly during the contest, Houston was able to connect on 12 three-pointers on the night.
To add to their misery, the Tigers also turned the ball over 17 times with leading scorer on the season Jeremiah Martin having four on the night. The Tigers will certainly look to gain a bit of payback after an instrumental win versus the Knights of UCF.
Kyvon Davenport pumped in 16 points in this contest as he assisted Maurice in the scoring department. On the other hand, Martin struggled yet again in going 1-6 from the floor while ending with 13 points as he was outstanding from the free throw line in going 11-12 on tonight.
Nonetheless, the Tigers were not only able to outrebound the Knights in this contest, but, were able to sink 13 3-pointers in addition to also forcing 16 turnovers for UCF, as well.
Corey Davis Jr. continued his stellar streak of play for the Cougars versus the UConn Huskies as he ended the game with 22 points while going 5-11 three-point range. On the other hand, Armani Brooks chipped in 11 points while Galen Robinson Jr also poured in 16 points in the win, as well.
Davis Jr,. is averaging 17 points per game for Houston on a nightly basis and has scored 20 or more points in four of the last seven games, overall, for the Cougars. Davis jr. also shoots a respectable 43% from the floor along with 39% from long-range on the year.
Brooks has also been a pivotal player for their offense this season as he is averaging 14 points along with seven rebounds per game. Also, Brooks can also serve to stretch the floor as he is currently shooting 40% from three-point range.
Finally, Robinson (9 ppg) has certainly been a spark for the offense in recent outings as he has scored in double-digits in three of the last four games for Houston. In their last meeting versus the Tigers, the Cougars picked up a 13-point win behind 22 points by Brooks along with the 11 points each for Robinson Jr along with Davis jr.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MEM is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Sat. games.
- Over is 15-7-1 in MEM last 23 Sat. games.
- HOU is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.
- HOU is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 Sat. games.
- Under is 6-2 in HOU last 8 Sat. games.
Free Memphis Tigers vs. Houston Cougars NCAAB Prediction:
Look for this contest to be one of the most entertaining for the weekend slate. And while Memphis will certainly make the game interesting throughout, look for the resiliency of the Cougars to shine through in the end as they will pick up the 79-75 win. Their ability to push the pace in the contest while relying on their defense in which to cause turnovers will certainly do them well in picking up the victory.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Memphis ATS
Davis, Jr. has really been on a tear recently. Combine this with the way in which Brooks has performed for the Cougars, look for Houston to have a huge leg up in what will very well be a low-scoring yet competitive matchup among these two AAC squads.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Memphis 75 – Houston 79
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