|Game||Memphis Tigers vs Illinois-Chicago Flames|
|Date & Time||Friday November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
FEDEXForum Memphis, TN
MEM -18.5 Total 157
The UIC (Illinois-Chicago) Flames visit FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday to play the No. 14 ranked Memphis Tigers. The Flames (1-0) opened their season with a 75-72 victory over Olivet Nazarene on Tuesday. Godwin Boahen led the Flames with 21 points. Boahen scored a three-point play that put the Flames ahead for good in the back and forth contest.
Memphis looked strong in its opening game victory 97-64 over South Carolina State. The Tigers (1-0) were led by the top-rated recruit in the nation James Wiseman with 28 points and 11 rebounds in his debut with Memphis. The Tigers easily disposed of a weaker South Carolina State squad. Memphis is one of the favorites in the American Athletic Association.
UIC is led in scoring by Godwin Boahen with an average of 21.0 points per game. Michael Diggins is second in scoring and the leader in assists with averages of 11.0 points and 5.0 assists per game. Jacob Wiley is third in scoring and the leader in rebounding with averages of 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
Memphis freshman James Wiseman leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding with averages of 28.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. Precious Achiuwa is the second leading scorer with an average of 14.0 points per game. Damian Baugh leads the Tigers in assists with an average of 8.0 per game. Just two players Wiseman and Achiuwa are averaging double figures in scoring.
Recent Betting Trends
- UIC is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 on the road
- The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Flames last 8 on the road
- Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 versus non-AAC opponents
- The UNDER has cashed in each of the Tigers last 4 on Friday
Memphis has a strong squad led by freshman James Wiseman and the Tigers will battle with the top teams in the American Athletic Conference and others teams across the nation for a top 10 spot in the ranking. The Tigers have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 overall while UIC has failed to cover the number in 4 of its last 5 on the road. Final Score Prediction, Memphis Tigers win and cover ATS 88-63.