UCF vs Memphis Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23

Memphis Tigers (23-8) vs Central Florida Knights (18-13)

Game Info: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Dickies Arena)

Betting Odds: Memphis Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The UCF Knights and the Memphis Tigers face off on Friday in an AAC Tournament basketball showdown at Dickies Arena.  When these two teams faced off on February 16th it was Memphis that secured the 64-63 victory. 

UCF  Betting Preview

UCF comes into this game with an 18-13 record overall and they are able to secure the victory on Thursday. UCF scored 76 points against SMU, and that was enough to secure the six point victory. CJ Kelly finished with 21 points, three assists, and two rebounds. The Knights are averaging 72 points while their defense is giving up 65.3 points per game. The offense has been good for this team, but at times the defense has been an issue, and it’s going to need to be better here. Taylor Hendricks is averaging 15.6 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

Memphis Betting Preview

Memphis comes into this game with a 23-8 record overall and in the last game they almost pulled off an upset against the Houston Cougars. Memphis made a big comeback in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated 67-65. Kendric Davis finished with 26 points, three rebounds, and one assist. Memphis is averaging 79.5 points while their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game. In the last game, the defense stepped up enough to keep it close, and the defense is going to need to step up in a by way in this game. Kendric Davis is averaging 21.5 points while shooting 41 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The last time these two teams faced off the game was a bit lower scoring, but the first game of the year there was no defense played by either team. Memphis is averaging 79.5 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. Their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game and they are going to struggle to defend again in this game. This game is going to be a shootout, and the over is going to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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