Memphis vs. Houston Prediction
For the third time this season, Memphis and Houston will square off – only this time for the AAC Conference Tournament championship. After the Tigers embarrassed the Cougars less than a month ago, is Memphis the best play as a 3.5-point underdog today at 3:15 p.m. ET?
649 Memphis Tigers (+3.5) vs. 650 Houston Cougars (-3.5); o/u 133.5
3:15 p.m. ET, Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX
Memphis Tigers DFS Snapshot
Jalen Duren suffered a wrist injury in Saturday's game against SMU, according to Jason Munz of The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Duren left the game during the second half and then returned spotting tape in his left wrist. Given the fact that he returned to the contest, his injury shouldn't be severe, something that should be huge for Memphis with the NCAA Tournament starting next week.
Houston Cougars DFS Snapshot
Coach Kelvin Sampson indicated after Saturday's game that Fabian White was dealing ith back tightness and his status is unclear for Sunday's AAC tournament championship game, Keith Jenkins of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. White logged just three minutes prior to his exit from Saturday's game and was unable to return because of the back tightness. With the Cougars locked into the NCAA Tournament next week, the staff will likely take a cautious approach with the senior to make sure he's healthy when it fires up next week.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The underdog is a remarkable 10-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams, while Memphis is 16-5 against the number in its last 21 games as a dog. The Tigers are also 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games overall, are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven neutral site games as an underdog and are 20-8 at the window in their last 28 games following an ATS win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS TIGERS +3.5