Privateers vs. Tigers Prediction
The eighth-ranked Memphis Tigers are on an eight-game winning streak heading into today's home game against the New Orleans Privateers. Can Memphis keep it rolling with another decisive win?
Saturday, December 28, 2019
FedEx Forum at 1:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 23.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 145.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 68 percent of public bets are siding with host Memphis. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Privateers drop second straight
New Orleans lost 87-79 last Saturday at Sam Houston State to drop to 4-7 overall and 0-2 on the road. The Privateers trailed 49-41 at halftime and were unable to recover. Bryson Robinson paced New Orleans with 24 points on 6-of-15 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point range plus 9-of-9 at the free throw line. He also tallied four rebounds and three assists. Troy Green accounted for 20 points, six boards and three assists. Lamont Berzat added 11 points, three dimes, two rebounds and two steals.
Tigers race to win
Memphis cruised to a 77-49 home victory last Saturday over Jackson State to improve to 10-1 overall and 7-0 at home. The hosts outscored JSU 38-21 in the second half to pull away. Precious Achiuwa paced Memphis with 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also registered nine rebounds and two assists. D.J. Jeffries added 13 points, seven boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Privateers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games after an ATS win. New Orleans is 18-6 ATS in its last 24 games following a straight up loss.
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Memphis is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 Saturday games.
The Tigers have been on a roll and the only three teams they have played this season - South Carolina State, Alcorn State and Jackson State - have been wins by 33, 36 and 28 points. I see another one-sided win in the cards here. New Oreans was not in the same league when it played Butler or LSU and I see more of the same today.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MEMPHIS TIGERS -23.5