Memphis vs. Houston - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis vs. Houston - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Houston (21-6) at Memphis (18-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis +3.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Cougars (21-6, CONF 11-3) and Memphis Tigers (18-8, CONF 7-6) face off in an AAC showdown at the FedExForum. The home team has won the last three games played between Houston and Memphis.

Houston are a solid tournament team, and they come into this game having won four of the last five games. The one loss for Houston during that stretch was by a point against SMU in overtime. 

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Away from home UH are averaging 70.8 points while giving up 66.8. Houston has a record of 6-4 on the road.

The Cougars are led by Caleb Mills who is averaging 12.9 points while shooting 39.4 percent from the field. Houston has six players averaging at least seven points on the season. 

The Tigers have been one of the harder teams to figure out this season, and coming into this game they have lost three of the last four games. The one win during that stretch for Memphis wasn’t even that impressive, only beating East Carolina by four points, when they were 13.5 point favorites. 

Forward Precious Achiuwa is the star of the Tigers averaging 15.4 points while shooting over 50 percent from the field.

Houston are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games. The under is 7-1 in Houston's last eight Saturday games. The under is 10-2 in the Cougars last 12 games overall.

The home team is 7-3 ATS in the last ten meetings between Memphis and Houston.The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings played between Memphis and Houston.

This has been a series dominated by the home squad and it will happen again. The Tigers know this is an important game, and Achiuwa is going to have a big game. Look for Memphis to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Memphis +3.5

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