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Memphis vs. Wichita State prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 1 best bets from proven model

Memphis (6-5) travels to take on Wichita State (9-3) in a Saturday afternoon college hoops battle on CBS. The Tigers were defeated in their last matchup. On Dec. 29, Memphis lost to Tulane 85-84. The Shockers’ game on Dec. 29 against East Carolina was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Pirates program. Wichita State picked up a win against Prairie View A&M in its previous matchup. The Shockers won 102-66.

Tipoff is at noon ET from Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers are favored by 1.5 points in the latest Memphis vs. Wichita State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 142. Before locking in any Wichita State vs. Memphis picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Memphis vs. Wichita State, and just revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Wichita State vs. Memphis:

  • Memphis vs. Wichita State spread: Wichita State -1.5
  • Memphis vs. Wichita State over-under: 142 points
  • Memphis vs. Wichita State money line: Wichita State -125, Memphis +105
  • MEM: Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games vs. a team with a winning home record
  • WICH: Favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings

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Why Wichita State can cover

The Shockers had a dominant outing in their 102-66 victory against Prairie View A&M. They had six players who scored in double figures. They were led by sophomore guard Tyson Etienne, who logged a team-high 20 points with five assists and four steals. Wichita State had great production from their second unit, finishing with 31 bench points.

Freshman forward Kenny Pohto had one of his best games of the year. Pohto logged a near double-double, finishing with 12 points and nine boards. The Shockers forced Prairie View A&M to commit 16 turnovers that converted to 22 points. Wichita State has the talent to produce another offensive performance like this in Saturday’s matchup. 

Why Memphis can cover

The Tigers should have their top three scorers return to the lineup on Saturday afternoon. Senior forward DeAndre Williams and freshman center Jalen Duren were in COVID-19 health and safety protocols and sat out in the team’s game against Tulane. Freshman forward Emoni Bates was also sidelined with a finger injury but all three players participated in practice on Friday.

Williams is averaging a team-best 11.2 points with 4.9 rebounds per game. The Texas native scored 20 points and shot an efficient 7-of-10 from the field in his last outing against No. 19 Alabama. Duren is tied for second on the team in scoring (10.8) while leading the team in rebounds (7.6) and blocks (2.8). The 2021-22 Preseason AAC Rookie of the Year has recorded two double-doubles while shooting a team-high 67 percent from the floor. 

How to make Wichita State vs. Memphis picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 138 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Memphis vs. Wichita State? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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