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