LSU vs. Memphis Pick
Will Memphis be able to pull off a small upset when it faces off with LSU tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, LSU is the slight favorite in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -2.5 points against Memphis. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 148.5 points. Tonight’s contest will take place from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee and will air live on the CBS Sports Network.
LSU has won its last two games and five of its last six entering tonight’s contest. The Tigers are 8-3 on the year with a 5-3 record against the spread. They have covered in three of their last four. LSU is averaging 85.9 points per game on offense while giving up 74.5 per game on defense. Tremont Waters is averaging 17 points and 6.3 assists per game to lead the team while Duop Reath is adding 12.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Memphis has won two straight and six of its last seven entering tonight’s contest. The Tigers are now 9-3 on the year while putting up a 4-5 record against the spread. Memphis has covered in two of its last three games. Memphis averages 72.1 points per game on offense while allowing 69.5 per contest. The Tigers are led by Jeremiah Martin, who is averaging 18.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Kyvon Davenport is adding 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Memphis has won its last two meetings with LSU, with each team covering the spread once in the two contests. However, Memphis is just 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 SEC games and 19-41 ATS in their last 60 games following a win. LSU has the stronger offense and the defenses are somewhat comparable. I like LSU to handle the somewhat road environment and pick up the cover. The public betting is backing LSU and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: LSU -2.5