Check out our free Memphis vs Tulsa pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Tulsa. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Memphis vs Tulsa Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 29th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Golden Hurricane Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Memphis Tigers at Tulsa Golden Hurricane
- Where: Tulsa at Reynolds Center
- Date: Sunday, January 29th
- Betting Odds: Memphis -12.5, MPHS -830 | TULSA +554 O/U 154.0
Through 21 games, the Memphis Tigers have an overall record of 16-5. So far, the Tigers have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. This season, Memphis has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 14-2. For today’s contest, Memphis has a betting line set -12.5 points in their favor.
Memphis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kendric Davis who is averaging 21.33 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 53.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.67 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%
Golden Hurricane Preview:
Through 19 games, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 5-14. So far this season, Tulsa has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-7. For the season, Tulsa has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 2-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Hurricane being +12.5 point underdogs.
Tulsa will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Sam Griffin who is averaging 15.79 points per game for the Golden Hurricane. Griffin 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 Golden Hurricane’s offensive game plan is the play of Bryant Selebangue who has hit 67.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.26 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tulsa this season, as they are currently ranked 316th in college basketball at 67.4 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 Golden Hurricane’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 239th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Memphis Tigers -12.5
The Memphis Tigers will begin their matchup against Tulsa Golden Hurricane as the strong favorites to win with a point spread of -12.5. Our analysis favors Memphis’ chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team prefers to play, both Memphis and Tulsa are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario benefits Memphis, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Tigers don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-3-1 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.