Memphis vs. UConn - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis vs. UConn - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut Huskies (11-9) at Memphis Tigers (15-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Tigers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UConn Huskies and Memphis Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the FedExForum.

The UConn Huskies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The UConn Huskies are averaging 71.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Christian Vital is averaging 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds while Josh Carlton is averaging 10 points and 6.8 rebounds. Alterique Gilbert is dishing 4.8 assists and Tyler Polley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies haven’t won a road game this season.

The Memphis Tigers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 77.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Precious Achiuwa is averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds while Lester Quinones is averaging 10.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. D.J. Jeffries is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Harris is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Memphis Tigers have won five of their last seven home games.

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The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 road games. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. 

The UConn Huskies are simply an underachieving team that shows little improvement from game to game and loses on the road by an average of 10.3 points while shooting just 39.4 percent from the field. The Memphis Tigers win at home by an average of 19.7 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. If Memphis shoots anywhere close to season average, UConn will have trouble keeping up. I'll lay the reasonable chalk. 

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