Memphis at Temple 1/24/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:25 AM ET

Memphis at Temple 1/24/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Memphis Tigers visit Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday to play the Temple Owls. The Tigers improved to 12-6 on the season with an 83-61 win over SMU on Saturday. Memphis was led by Kareem Brewton with 20 points that included 6 3-pointers, while Raynere Thornton scored 11 and pulled down 14 rebounds.

Temple fell to 14-4 following its 77-70 loss to Penn on Saturday. The Owls fell behind by 10 points at the half and could not fight back to take the lead during the second half. Ernest Aflakpui led the Owls in the loss with 21 points and 15 rebounds. The loss was Temple’s first to Penn in the last 12 meetings. Kyvon Davenport is the leading scorer and rebounder for Memphis with averages of 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Jeremiah Martin is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 14.7 points and 4.2 assists per game. Memphis is shooting 46.7% from the field and 33.1% from 3-point territory.

Shizz Alston Jr. leads the Owls in scoring and assists with averages of 18.9 points and 5.3 assists per game. Two other players led by Quinton Rose with an average of 16.6 points per game are averaging double figures in scoring. Ernest Aflakpui is leading the Owls in rebounds with 7.5 per game. Temple is shooting 44.5% from the field and 32.2% from 3-point territory.

Memphis has covered 6 of the last 9 on the road. The Tigers have covered 9 of the last 13 versus an opponent with a .600 or higher winning percentage. Temple has covered the nut in just 2 of its last 11 at home, 3 of its last 17 at home versus an opponent with a losing record on the road. Final Score Prediction, Memphis Tigers win in upset but grab the points just in case 81-77.

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