Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Memphis vs. Cincinnati odds, line, spread: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 9 prediction from proven model

Memphis and Cincinnati square off on Sunday in an American Athletic Conference showdown. Memphis could be shorthanded heading into the matchup with a number of injured players, but the Tigers are off to a 2-1 start in the AAC and have won their last two games overall. Cincinnati, meanwhile, bounced back from a loss to Tulane with a dominating win in its last game over SMU on January 6.

Tipoff from the FedEx Forum is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Tigers are favored by 6.5-points in the latest Memphis vs. Cincinnati odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 142. Before entering any Cincinnati vs. Memphis picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

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. Cincinnati. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Memphis vs. Cincinnati:

  • Memphis vs. Cincinnati spread: Memphis -6.5
  • Memphis vs. Cincinnati over-under: 142 points

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What you need to know about Memphis

The Tigers managed to escape with a 67-64 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to pick up their second AAC victory of the season last week. Earl Timberlake and Malcolm Dandridge led the scoring for the Tigers with 12 points apiece, and Timberlake also pulled down eight rebounds in the win. Both players saw an expanded role due to the Tigers’ health concerns and played well above their season averages.

Memphis center Jalen Duren (hip) and forward Deandre Williams (back) are both questionable for Sunday’s contest. If they aren’t able to go, the Tigers will need others to step up and replace their combined 22.4 points and 12.8 rebounds. As head coach Anfernee Hardaway has had to shuffle his rotation, his team’s chemistry has suffered a bit, and Memphis leads the nation in turnovers on offense with 18.4 per game. That could make it difficult for the Tigers to widen the margin against the Bearcats, who only turn the ball over 10.1 times per game this season.

What you need to know about Cincinnati

The Bearcats didn’t face too much resistance from SMU at home this past Thursday in a 77-60 win. David DeJulius was one of the most active players for Cincinnati, finishing with 22 points and six assists. Dejulius has been the Bearcats’ top playmaker this season on offense, averaging 12.8 points per game. Junior guard Jeremiah Davenport is right behind him with 12.5 points per contest. Davenport is also the co-leader on the glass for the Bearcats with 5.1 rebounds per game.

Cincinnati’s defense has been strong this season, and the Bearcats have held opponents to just 36.9 percent shooting from the field. They also average 4.3 blocks this season, led by forward Abdul Ado, who swats 1.5 shots per game. 

How to make Cincinnati vs. Memphis picks

The model has simulated Memphis vs. Cincinnati 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Memphis vs. Cincinnati? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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