Memphis vs. Boise State Prediction
Memphis will take on Boise State in the 8-9 matchup at 1:45 p.m. ET on Thursday when the Men’s NCAA Tournament tips off. Will the Tigers cover as 3-point favorites or is there a better bet on the board?
745 Memphis Tigers (-3) vs. 746 Boise State Broncos (+3); o/u 133.5
1:45 p.m. ET, Moda Center, Portland, OR
Memphis Tigers DFS Snapshot
Jalen Duren registered 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks across 33 minutes during Sunday's 71-53 loss to Houston. Duren was somewhat of a question mark after leaving Saturday's semifinal game against SMU with a wrist injury. He looked just fine in the championship against Houston even though the team did not have the best overall performances. There shouldn't be any concern going into Thursday's matchup with Boise State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Boise State Broncos DFS Snapshot
Abu Kigab closed Friday's 68-61 victory over Wyoming with 22 points (7-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists and three steals over 37 minutes. Kigab has now exceeded 20 points in four of his last six games. The fifth-year senior and former Oregon transfer is averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. He'll look to lead Boise State to a Mountain West Conference championship Saturday against San Diego State.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Tigers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six neutral site games as a favorite, are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games as a favorite and have covered in 10 of their last 13 games overall. Memphis is also 8-2 at the window in its last 10 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and has covered in five of its last six games versus a team with a winning record.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS TIGERS -3