Memphis Vs SMU Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,March 3, 2017 1:54, EDT in

The mediocre Memphis Tigers will look to pull off the huge, regular season-ending upset when they hit the road to take on an SMU Mustangs team that doesn’t look like they plan on losing any time soon.

Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most NCAA basketball spreads value in this American Athletic Conference finale. The Mustangs will host the Tigers on Saturday, March 4 at 40 PM ET, live from Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas with this matchup airing live on ESPN2.

A Closer Look At The Tigers Vs Mustangs Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, March 4 at 4:00 PM ET
Where: Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas
TV: ESPN2
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB odds: TBA

 

 

Why Bet The Memphis Tigers

While the Tigers (19-11 SU, 12-13 ATS) snapped their four-game losing streak by beating Tulane 92-70 on Thursday night to cash in as a 12-point home favorite, the only really good reasons to back Memphis in this contest is that they may be a double-digit road dog that narrowly covers against a big spread. Memphis is just 4-6 on the road this season and they’ve lost five straight against SMU.

Why Bet The SMU Mustangs

SMU (26-4 SU, 19-5-1 ATS) has won 12 straight games and if you’ve been backing the Mustangs recently, then you’ve surely seen an increase in your betting bankroll with the Tigers posting a blistering 10-1-1 ATS mark during the span.

SMU pounded Tulsa in its 93-70 win on Thursday night to improve to a perfect 17-0 at home this season while covering the spread as whopping 17-point favorites.

Not only that, but the Tigers also rank third nationally in points allowed (59.3 ppg) and have a sure-fire future NBA performer in athletic small forward Semi Ojeleye (18.5 points, 6.6 rebounds per game).

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

While SMU narrowly beat Memphis 58-54 in their previous meeting this season back on Dec. 27 while covering the spread as a 2-point road favorite, the Mustangs will be much larger home favorites in this contest now that they are clearly superior to Memphis following their first, early-season meeting.

This time round, I’m expecting SMU to be favored by at least 10 points, but I don’t think it will matter much seeing as how the Mustangs have covered the spread four times over their last dozen games as a favorite of nine points or more while also covering the spread twice as a favorite of at least 17 points.

With the favorite in this series going 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings and Memphis going 0-9 ATS in the last nine meetings, I say the SMU Mustangs are a lock to win by double digits.

My final score prediction is SMU 76 Memphis 65