SMU vs. Memphis Prediction
AAC rivals SMU and Memphis will square off at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday and with the line dropping from 6 down to 4.5, is the best value with the underdog?
665 SMU (+4.5) at 666 Memphis (-4.5); o/u 141
4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Public Betting Trends
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 51% of betting tickets are on SMU to cover the spread in this matchup.
SMU Player Spotlight
Kendric Davis tallied 10 points (5-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt), nine assists, five rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes Saturday in SMU's 68-52 win over Temple. Tyson Jolly (25 points, 14 rebounds) was unquestionably the star for the Mustangs, but Davis' near-double-double was also essential in the winning effort. Davis has been the most consistent fantasy contributor for SMU this season, averaging 16.0 points, 7.2 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 three-pointers in 34.2 minutes over his 13 appearances.
Memphis Player Spotlight
Precious Achiuwa had 12 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) with 11 rebounds and two assists in Thursday's victory against Cincinnati. The star freshman for Memphis continues to roll, stringing together his sixth straight double-double as he's average 18.0 points and 11.5 rebounds during the streak. That's helped him average double figures on a season-long slate now, up to 18.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per outing. He'll look to make it a seventh straight double-double Wednesday at Tulsa.
NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends
The Mustangs are 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
Memphis is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The home team is 13-5 against the spread in the last 18 meetings between these two teams and the favorite has been hot as well, cashing in nine of the last 10 meetings. The Tigers have also covered in five of their last seven home games, in 19 of their last 28 games when listed as a home favorite and in 15 of their last 22 games played on Saturday. Despite the line heading towards SMU, I’m confident Memphis can cover the small number in this spot this afternoon.
Saturday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Memphis Tigers -4.5