Wichita State at Memphis 1/3/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:19 AM ET

Wichita State at Memphis 1/3/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Wichita State Shockers visit FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday to play the Memphis Tigers. The Shockers fell to 7-5 on the season following a 70-54 loss to VCU 11 days ago in their most recent game. The Shockers were led in the loss by Markis McDuffie with 16 points. A poor second half in which Wichita State managed just 20 points was the difference.

Memphis improved to 8-5 on Saturday with a 96-65 rout of Florida A&M. The Tigers were led by Jeremiah Martin with 22 points and eight assists. The high scoring Tigers have scored 90 or more points in five straight games. Memphis shot 59% from the field and scored 27 points off Florida A&M’s 23 turnovers. Markus McDuffie leads the Shockers in scoring with an average of 18.8 points per game. Samajae Haynes-Jones is second in scoring and the leader in assists with averages of 12.1 points and 3.1 assists per game. Jaime Echenique leads the Shockers in rebounds with an average of 6.1 per game. Wichita State is shooting 40.6% from the field and 31.0% from 3-point territory.

Jeremiah Martin is the leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 14.8 points and 4.2 assists per game. Kyvon Davenport is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder for Memphis with averages of 14.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Memphis is shooting 46.5% from the field and 34.3% from 3-point territory.

Memphis is rounding into form covering 10 of its last 13 versus an opponent with a winning record straight up. The Tigers have covered 6 of the last 8 at home and 6 of the last 9 overall. Wichita State has struggled failing to cover 4 of its last 5 on the road and 8 of its last 11 following a loss ATS. Final Score Prediction, Memphis Tigers win and cover ATS 82-72.

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