Wichita State vs. Memphis - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wichita State vs. Memphis - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Wichita State Shockers (22-7) at Memphis Tigers (20-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Tigers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wichita State Shockers (22-7, 10-6 CONF) and the Memphis Tigers (20-9, 9-7 CONF) will meet on Thursday, March 5th for an American Conference matchup at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. The game will be played at 9:00 PM eastern time. 

Wichita State is coming off a 66-62 road win over SMU in their last game. Wichita State has now won back-to-back games and four of their last five overall. Memphis is coming off a 74-67 road overtime win over Tulane in their last game. Memphis has won three of its last four games overall. 

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Wichita State scores 72.0 points per game on 40.7 percent field goal shooting this season. Wichita State’s leading scorer and rebounder is C Jaime Echenique, who scores 11.2 points per game and earns 7.2 rebounds per game. Wichita State allows 63.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +8.1 scoring differential so far this season. Wichita State also earns 39.2 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 7.1 steals per game as a team. 

Memphis scores 72.7 points per game on 44.4 percent field goal shooting this season. Memphis’ leading scorer is F Precious Achiuwa, who scores 15.5 points per game and earns 10.4 rebounds per game. Memphis allows 65.1 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +7.6 scoring differential so far this season. Memphis also earns 40.0 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 6.0 blocks, and 8.0 steals per game. 

Wichita State is 14-14-1 against the spread this season and 4-5-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Wichita State is also 5-4 against the spread on the road so far this season. Memphis is 17-11-1 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Memphis is also 10-7 against the spread at home so far this season.

Both teams have been extremely inconsistent all season long, especially in conference play. This game seems like a nightmare for sports handicappers, but I will take the home team in Memphis to get the job done in front of their home supporters. You will not see me at the window for this one, but I will certainly be watching. 

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Ronald’s Pick Memphis -1.5

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