SMU at Memphis 1/19/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Memphis Tigers vs SMU Mustans
Date & Time: 1/19/2019, 9:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: MEM -3.5 Total 154.5
TV Channel: ESPNU

The SMU Mustangs (11 - 6, 3 - 2 CONF) are on the road with a tough matchup against the Memphis Tigers (11 - 6, 3 - 1 CONF). Memphis will be hosting this game at the FedExForum in Memphis, TN. The SMU Mustangs are coming into this matchup looking to clean their slate after a bad loss to Houston. Memphis has won four of their past five games and the Tigers are looking locked in to another potential win in this game.

The SMU Mustangs are scoring 75 PPG on offense while shooting 45% from the floor as a team. SMU is paced by the play of star scorer Jahmal McMurray (18 PPG, 2 APG) and he'll be our guy to watch in this game. McMurray is shooting 40% from beyond the arc and is a threat to score every time that SMU gives him the ball. SMU is surrendering 67 PPG to opposing teams this season on defense.
The Memphis Tigers are a deep and talented team that relies on ball movement to make things happen. Memphis is scoring 84 PPG on offense this season while shooting 47% from the floor as a team. Memphis will look to Jeremiah Martin (15 PPG, 4 RPG, 4 APG) to lead the Tigers in this game. Martin is a dynamic playmaker who can move the ball around while attacking the rim.

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Betting Trends

Mustangs are 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a double-digit loss at home.

Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
Under is 7-2 in Mustangs last 9 road games.
Over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: SMU Mustangs +3.5

Looks like even match-up and think SMU has real shot at outright upset but at worst think Mustangs cover this spread. Final Score Prediction, SMU Mustangs win in upset but grab the points just in case 74-72.

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