Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tigers vs Knights CBB Odds
Looking for Memphis Tigers vs. UCF Knights NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Tigers taking on the Knights on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at the Amway Center 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 Knights matchup.
20-12 (1-3 N) Memphis Tigers vs. UCF Knights 23-7 (3-0 N)
Date: Friday, March 15th, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: UCF -2
CBB Betting Total: 148
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Central Florida Knights received a bye in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament. However, they will take the floor on Friday afternoon looking to atone for a season-ending lost to the Temple Owls in their last outing.
The Memphis Tigers were able to garner even more momentum entering this matchup with Central Florida as they picked up a victory over the Tulane Green Wave in the first round of the AAC tournament. In all, the Tigers were able to control the pace of the game throughout as they shot 46% from the floor as a team while holding the Green Wave to just 39% shooting on the night.
And while the Tigers were able to pick up a commanding win versus the struggling Tulane Green Wave in the first round of the men’s tournament, they posed problems on both ends of the floor versus Central Florida in their last meeting. On the other hand, 14 turnovers doomed them in the end as they suffered a seven-point defeat.
On the other hand, Memphis outshot Central Florida as they went 45% from the floor as a team while limiting the Knights to just 41%. And despite 25 points from leading scorer on the season in Jeremiah Martin, the Tigers were simply not able to recover from a lackluster first half where the Knights went up by eight points.
Martin led the Tigers in scoring versus Tulane with 17 points as he went a dreary 4-13 from the floor. Nonetheless, Martin went 12-15 from the free-throw line on a night where Memphis shot and outstanding 83% in the game.
Central Florida enters the tournament as the third seed in the American Athletic Conference. They have picked up victories in seven of their last 10 games, overall, entering this matchup with the Tigers.
Nonetheless, a lackluster outing versus the Temple Owls should really have the Knights entering the tournament with a sour taste in their mouths. However, they certainly have some playmakers on their squad that can allow them to rebound from their most recent loss.
BJ Taylor is averaging 16 points per game for the Knights as the guard can certainly be dangerous from long-range in shooting 37% in this area on the season. On the other hand, Aubrey Dawkins averages 15 points per game along with five rebounds and is coming off a 36-point night versus Temple in defeat.
On the other hand, seven foot 6 inch Taco Fall is also a force on the defensive end for the Knights as he has 73 blocks on the season. Furthermore, Fall is averaging 11.3 along with eight rebounds on the season for Central Florida.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-3 in MEM last 11 neutral site games.
- UCF is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- UCF is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Fri. games.
- Under is 7-2 in UCF last 9 neutral site games.
- Favorite is 18-6-1 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
Free Memphis Tigers vs. UCF Knights NCAAB Prediction:
While Memphis possesses a dangerous team, look for the Knights to have the upper hand in this contest. Also, they will be looking to get back into the win column as soon as possible after their season-ending loss to the Owls, as pointed out. This means that they will hunker down on defense in which to ensure a win as they will pick up the 75-69 win over the Tigers.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UCF -2
The Knights will bring a huge amount of focus and intensity into this matchup, particularly on the defensive end in which to pull out a victory in this contest. Look for them to also pick up some critical baskets on offense in which to pull out a momentum-building victory to advance to the quarterfinals of the AAC tournament.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Memphis 69 – UCF 75
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