Check out our free Memphis vs South Florida pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Tampa. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Memphis vs South Florida Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Bulls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Memphis Tigers at South Florida Bulls
- Where: Tampa at Yuengling Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: Memphis -6, MPHS -263 | SFL +210 O/U 152.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs South Florida, the Memphis Tigers will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 17-6. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 4-4. This season, Memphis has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 15-3. For today’s contest, Memphis has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.
Memphis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kendric Davis who is averaging 21.74 points per game for the Tigers. Davis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of DeAndre Williams who has hit 53.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.78 points per game.
So far this season, Memphis has put together a strong scoring offense at 75.4 points per game (74th). This strong figure has come despite the Tigers playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Memphis’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 47.1%
Through 23 games, the South Florida Bulls have an overall record of 10-13. So far this season, South Florida has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-8. For the season, South Florida has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 3-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulls being +6 point underdogs.
South Florida will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Harris who is averaging 16.96 points per game for the Bulls. Harris is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulls’ offensive game plan is the play of Russel Tchewa who has hit 60.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.39 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 491st in college basketball at 57.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulls’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 25.2%, placing them 560th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Memphis Tigers -6
Heading into this matchup, the Memphis Tigers are the favorite to come away with the win over South Florida with a spread sitting at -6. Although neither team has been lighting it up from oustide with below average 3-point shooting numbers, we like the fact that Memphis has the edge in overall field percentage, connecting on 47.1% of their shots. In addition, the Tigers’ have a strong ATS record on the road over their last 10 games away from home 5-4-1. If following our NCAA college basketball model, it is recommended to take the Memphis Tigers to cover at -6.