Central Florida at Memphis - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Central Florida at Memphis - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Christine Tannous / The Commercial Appeal / USA TODAY NETWORK

Memphis Tigers (11-8) vs Central Florida Knights (13-7)

Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

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The Central Florida Knights will travel to play the Memphis Tigers in an American Athletic Conference game on Saturday night.

The Central Florida Knights are 13-7 (5-5) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Central Florida is coming off of a victory against South Florida by a score of 68-49. Central Florida held their opponent to 34% shooting from the field and was +10 in rebounding margin in the win. Darin Green Jr. led the Knights with 23 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Central Florida is averaging 71.2 points per game and is giving up 66.6 points per game against, while also averaging 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Darin Green Jr. is averaging 13.8 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game, while Darius Perry is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for the Knights. Central Florida is shooting 43.7% on field goals, 74.3% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers.

The Memphis Tigers are 11-8 (5-4) this season and have won two games in a row. Memphis defeated East Carolina by a score of 71-54 in their last game. Memphis held ECU to 26.4% shooting from the field and was +11 in rebounding margin in the game. Lester Quinones led the Tigers with 17 points and 4 rebounds in the win. Memphis is averaging 76.2 points per game and is giving up 70.3 points per game against, while also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Jalen Duren (questionable) is averaging 10.7 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game, while Tyler Harris is averaging 9.5 points per game and 1.7 assists per game for the Tigers. Memphis is shooting 46.7% on field goals, 65.8% on free throws, and 35.5% on three pointers.

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Central Florida is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The under is 7-2 in Central Florida’s last 9 games. Memphis is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 4-1 in Memphis’ last 5 games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

Memphis has a lot of talent on their team, but they have had injury issues and do not play together well. Central Florida is only 0.5 games back of Memphis in the standings, but is on the road here. I do like Memphis to win this game, but you never know what Memphis team will show up.

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