Memphis Vs Central Florida Free Pick, Odds & TV Info

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,March 9, 2017 3:49, EDT in

The struggling Memphis Tigers will look to snap out of the funk they’ve been in recently while extracting some revenge and pulling off the upset over the streaking Central Florida Knights when the two March Mdness hopefuls square off in their Americn Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal showdown on Friday.

Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most NCAA basketball lines value in this intriguing, under the radar pairing.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Memphis Tigers Vs Central Florida Knights Free Pick, Odds & TV Info

The Tigers and Knights will square off on Friday, March 10 at 2:00 PM ET, live from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut with this contest airing live on ESPN2.

When: 2:00 PM ET, Friday, March 10, 2017
Where: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
TV: ESPN2
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why Bet The Memphis Tigers

Memphis (19-12 SU, 12-14 ATS) is struggling mightily at the moment and comes into this contest having lost five of their last six games including a humiliating 103-62 road loss against SMU in their regular season finale to suffer their worst loss since 1947. The Tigers got team-high 13 points from leading scorer Dedric Lawson, but they were held well below their average (75.0 ppg) by an SMU defense that gives up just 59.3 points per game.

“I don’t think our guys quit at all,” Memphis coach Tubby Smith said. “They just out-played us in every category, pretty much.” While Memphis will look to avenge their humbling 72-57 road loss to Central Florida on Feb. 4, the Tigers did manage to beat the Knights 70-56 at home on Jan. 22 and have covered the spread in both meetings this season.

Why Bet The Central Florida Knights

Central Florida (20-10 SU, 13-12 ATS) is playing good basketball coming into this matchup riding a five-game winning streak that includes its nrrow 59-56 win over South Florida in their regular season finale. The Kinghts got a game-high 20 points from senior guard Matt Williams and got the win, mostly becuse they shot an incendiary 50.0 percent from beyond the arc (9-for-18).

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Not only did Central Florida snap a whopping nine-game losing streak against Memphis in their last meeting, but the Knights are my pick to repeat that feat and get the win and narrow ATS cover as a likely favorite between 3-5 points. I know Memphis has gone 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight up loss, but Central Florida is 7-1 ATS in their last eight neutral site games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an SU win.

While Memphis has gone 11-3-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings against central Florida, the favorite in this AAC rivalry has gone 10-2-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the Knights will be favored in this matchup, making them he pick to win and cash in!

My final score prediction is Central Florida 75 Memphis 69