Memphis at Houston - 3/13/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Houston Cougars (28-5) vs Memphis Tigers (21-9)
Game Info: Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:15 pm (Dickies Arena)
Betting Odds: Houston Cougars -5.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Cougars and Memphis Tigers square off Sunday morning in the college basketball AAC Final at the Dickies Arena. The Memphis Tigers look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Houston Cougars look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games.
The Memphis Tigers are averaging 76.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jalen Duren is averaging 12.3 points and 8 rebounds, while DeAndre Williams is averaging 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Emoni Bates is the third double-digit scorer and Landers Nolley II is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Memphis Tigers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Tigers are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The Houston Cougars are averaging 75.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 58.9 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Marcus Sasser is averaging 17.7 points 2.8 rebounds, while Kyler Edwards is averaging 13.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. Fabian White Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Carlton is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Cougars are 20-9 ATS in their last 29 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Tigers last 14 neutral site games. The under is 4-1-1 in Cougars last 6 overall. The underdog is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Houston Cougars are going to be favored due to their overall consistency and the fact they've been the more trustworthy team this season. However, we're getting free points with a Memphis team that's playing its best ball of the year and beat Houston twice this season. Memphis beat Houston by 14 points exactly a week ago. Memphis has found something that's clicked the last two weeks, and the defense has gotten better. Tight, exciting game. Give me the Tigers and the points.
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Randy’s Pick Memphis Tigers +5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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