Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Mustangs vs. Tigers CBB Odds
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Mustangs vs. Memphis
- (7-13) SMU Mustangs vs. Memphis Tigers (15-5)
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Time: 7:00 ET
- Venue: FedExForum, Memphis
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Mustangs OFF | Tigers OFF
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: SMU +12.5 | Memphis -12.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 147.0
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Through 20 games, SMU has a 7-13 overall record. Out of 8 road games this season, SMU has a record of 2-6.
Having been the underdog in 11 games, SMU has gone 2-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +12.5 underdogs on the spread.
SMU currently has a record of 2-5 in American Athletic action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 5-8.
Coming into the game, Zhuric Phelps is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Phelps is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and adding 2.6 assists.
SMU’s second-leading scorer is Zach Nutall, who has hit 41.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.9 points per game.
The Mustangs’ offense heads into the game, ranked 103rd in the NCAA at 74.4 points per contest. SMU’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 57.43% of their shots have come inside the arc.
So far, the team is ranked 186th in overall field goal percentage at 44.4%. When the Mustangs have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.3% of their looks.
In terms of pace, SMU is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.9 per contest, placing them just 446th in college basketball.
Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.5 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 9.5 offensive boards per game.
Memphis heads into their matchup vs SMU with a record of 15-5 and riding a 3 game win streak. Currently, Memphis has been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 12-1.
Getting ready to play for the 15 times as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 13-2 in those matchups. Playing at home, Memphis comes into this game as -12.5 point favorites.
Memphis currently has a record of 5-2 in American Athletic action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 10-3.
Coming into the game, Kendric Davis is the team leader in scoring, averaging 21.2 points per game.
In addition to his scoring, Davis is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and adding 5.8 assists. Memphis’ second leading scorer is DeAndre Williams, who has hit 53.5% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 16.8 points per game.
Tigers Key Stats
Offensively, the Tigers come into the game as an above-average unit, averaging 75.4 points per game, good for 74th in the NCAA. Memphis’ offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 69.24% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 54th in overall field goal percentage at 47.1%.
When the Tigers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.9% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Memphis is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 70.3 per contest, placing them just 319th in college basketball.
Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 38.7 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 12.5 offensive boards per game.
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SMU vs. Memphis CBB Betting Trends
- First, SMU is 1-3-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Mustangs are 1-4 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, SMU is 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 4-6 SU.
- At this point, Mustangs are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, the Tigers are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 0-2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free SMU Mustangs vs. Memphis Tigers CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Memphis Tigers -12.5
Memphis Tigers will tip off their matchup over SMU Mustangs as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -12.5. Our analysis like’s Memphis’ chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread.
When looking at how each team likes to play, both Memphis and SMU are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Memphis, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win.
Although the Tigers don’t have a great track record vs. the spread as the betting favorite, going 0-4-1 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
Free SMU vs Memphis Betting Pick: Memphis ATS
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