UConn vs. Memphis Prediction
Will the Memphis Tigers handle business at home Wednesday night when they host the UConn Huskies at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Memphis. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are 2.5-point home favorites to knock off the Huskies, who opened as 2-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 136 but was bet down a full point to 135 at most sports books.
Who Public Bettors Like: Memphis. As of Tuesday afternoon, 54% of betting tickets are on the Tigers to cover the spread and 51% of the money is also on Memphis.
Injury Report: No players are listed on Memphis’ injury report tonight but three are listed on UConn’s report. All three Tigers are out, including Eric Cobb (suspension), Alterique Gilbert (shoulder) and Sidney Wilson (eligibility).
Who We Like: Memphis. The Huskies haven’t fared well in this series, failing to cover the point spread in five of their last seven games against the Tigers. UConn is also just 2-5 at the betting window in its last seven games coming off a successful cover in its previous game. On the other side, the Tigers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off a win and are incredibly difficult to beat at home, where they are 11-1 straight up this season. (The Huskies, meanwhile, are just 1-3 on the road this season.)
TUESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MEMPHIS TIGERS -2.5