Tigers vs. Bulls Prediction
The 21st-ranked Memphis Tigers will attempt to rebound from back-to-back losses as they take on the host South Florida Bulls today. Is Memphis the right play to cover the spread on the road?
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Yuengling Center at 4PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 4-point favorite to win on the spread line. The over-under is set at 133.5 points. As of Sunday morning, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Memphis. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Tigers fall short at Shockers
Memphis lost by a score of 76-67 score Thursday night at Wichita State to drop to 12-3 overall and 1-1 in American Athletic Conference action. The Tigers trailed 37-31 at halftime en route to the defeat. Precious Achiuwa led Memphis with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting plus 6-of-10 at the free throw line. He also racked up 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Tyler Harris accounted for 17 points, three boards and three assists off the bench.
Bulls edged by Pirates
South Florida suffered a 62-59 defeat Tuesday night at East Carolina to drop to 8-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Bulls trailed 31-28 at halftime on their way to the loss. Laquincy Rideau led South Florida with 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting plus 6-of-10 at the charity stripe. He also notched four rebounds, four assists and four steals. David Collins accounted for 14 points anf four boards off the bench. Xavier Castaneda added 10 points, two caroms and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games. Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last five games as a road favorite.
The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Bulls are certainly a step down from Memphis' last two opponents in Georgia and Wichita State, so a Tigers bounce back game is a strong bet here. This spread might be a point or two wider if Memphis was entering in good form and I plan to take advantage, because it is clearly the superior team in this matchup. While South Florida is competent defensively, it really struggles on the offensive end and that shouldn't change today against a stout Tigers defense. Go with the favorites this afternoon.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MEMHPIS TIGERS -4