12-2 Memphis battles 13-1 Wichita State in a huge game at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday night. The Tigers and Shockers both rank in the Top 25. They’re also a couple of the highest-scoring teams in college hoops. Will Memphis pull off the road upset? Or, will Wichita State take it to the Tigers? Check out the college basketball odds, a preview and analysis for Memphis vs Wichita State!
Memphis vs Wichita State 2020 College Basketball Lines, Game Info & Analysis
- When: Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, KS
- TV: ESPN 2
- ATS Odds: Wichita State -4
Why the Memphis Tigers are a good bet +4?
Memphis averages 79.3 points per. That’s close to 80 points a game. The Tigers are effective from both behind the arc and from the field. They shoot 46% from the field. Memphis rains threes at 34%. On defense, the Tigers shut down their opponents. They allow 62.3 points per. Memphis ranks second in field goal percentage allowed at 35.2%. If Wichita State can’t score, they can’t win.
- Points/G: 79.3
- Field Goal %: 46.9
- 3-Point %: 34.8
- Free Throw %: 67.6
- Rebounds/G: 39.0
- Points/G: 62.3
- Field Goal %: 35.2
- 3-Point %: 28.3
- Free Throw %: 67.3
- Rebounds/G: 31.4
Why the Wichita State Shockers are a good bet -4?
Wichita State has lost a single game this season. West Virginia beat the Shockers 75-63 on Nov. 27. Since the loss, the Shockers have dominated Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, VCU, and Mississippi. Wichita State is a fantastic 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. This is a major game in the American Athletica Conference. The Shockers shouldn’t disappoint at home against a top rival.
- Points/G: 76.9
- Field Goal %: 42.9
- 3-Point %: 34.4
- Free Throw %: 68.9
- Rebounds/G: 37.7
- Points/G: 62.1
- Field Goal %: 38.4
- 3-Point %: 31.3
- Free Throw %: 67.2
- Rebounds/G: 30.4
College Basketball Betting Trends for Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers
- Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog
- Memphis is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games
- Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog
- Under is 6-0 in Tigers last 6 road games
- Wichita State is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games versus a team with a winning % above .600
- Shockers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- Wichita State is 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight-up win
- Over is 7-1 in Shockers last 8 overall
Memphis vs Wichita State Final Betting Analysis
Although the Shockers are on a roll, we can’t look past Memphis in this game. The Tigers play well on the road as an underdog. Also, Memphis scores at will.
Even though Georgia upset Memphis 65-62 in their last, they can bounce back here. Memphis put an 84-73 beating onto Tulane a couple of games ago. They also upset Tennessee 51-47 on Dec. 14. The win over the Vols shows that when they must, the Tigers can play defense.
Memphis allows their opponents to score 62 points per. If it becomes a slog, the 4-point spread gives the Tigers the advantage. If it turns into a shootout, Wichita State can’t hang with Memphis. Take the points in this key AAC matchup.
College Basketball Free Pick: Memphis +4