Boise State at Memphis: 3/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Memphis Tigers (17-8) vs Boise State Broncos (19-8)
Game Info: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (The Super Pit)
Betting Odds: Memphis Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boise State Broncos and Memphis Tigers face off on Thursday in the NIT college basketball tournament at UNT Coliseum.
The Boise State Broncos come into this game with a 19-8 record overall but coming into this game they have lost four of their last five games. Boise State had lost four games in a row before winning their first game of the NIT against SMU. It was a close game against SMU, but it was the offense that was the difference, scoring 85 points and that led to an 85-84 victory. Boise State on the season is averaging 76.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Boise State is shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Derrick Alston Jr has been the best player for Boise State averaging 17.3 points while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Memphis Tigers who sit with a 17-8 record overall and over the last ten games they have eight wins.In the last game against Dayton, the defense was strong giving up only 60 points and that led to an 11 point victory. Memphis on the season is averaging 72 points per game while their defense is giving up 62.8 points per game. Memphis is shooting 44 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three point line. Landers Nolley II has been the best player for Memphis this year averaging 12.9 points while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from behind the three point line.
The under is 12-2 in Memphis last 14 non-conference games. Memphis is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games overall. The under is 35-15-1 in Memphis last 51 games as a favorite.
Memphis isn’t going to want to get into a shootout in this game and I expect points are going to be hard to come by in this game. Look for the lower-paced game to keep this game well under the posted total. Back the under.