American Athletic Conference foes face off when the Memphis Tigers (13-8) go on the road to play the No. 6 Houston Cougars (20-3) in a Saturday afternoon bout. The Tigers roll into this contest on a three-game winning streak. On Feb. 9, Memphis beat Tulane 80-69. Houston’s 12-game winning streak was snapped in its last game as SMU upset the Cougars 85-83.
Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET from Fertitta Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Cougars as 9.5-point favorites in the latest Memphis vs. Houston odds. The over-under for total points is set at 141.5. Before locking in any Houston vs. Memphis picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Houston vs. Memphis, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Memphis vs. Houston:
- Memphis vs. Houston spread: Houston -9.5
- Memphis vs. Houston over-under: 141.5 points
- Memphis vs. Houston money line: Houston -550, Memphis +400
- HOU: Cougars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games
- MEM: Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as underdogs
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Why Houston can cover
Senior guard Kyler Edwards is averaging 14 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He has scored more than 20 points in three of his last seven games. In the Jan. 22 win over East Carolina, Edwards finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The Texas native is also a solid 3-point shooter, knocking down 37 percent of his attempts from downtown. Edwards has made at least four 3-pointers in seven games thus far.
Senior center Josh Carlton is logging 12 points and 6.4 rebounds, while shooting a team-high 62 percent from the field. Carlton has recorded three double-doubles this year and his best performance came against USF. He dropped a season-best 30 points and 11 rebounds. Senior forward Fabian White Jr. is another scoring option for the Cougars. He averages 11.9 points and has scored at least 15 points in 10 matchups.
Why Memphis can cover
Freshman center Jalen Duren is one of the more talented players in the country. He is averaging 11.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and is shooting a team-high 63 percent from the floor. Duren has recorded four double-doubles on the year, including two straight. In the win over Tulane, the Pennsylvania native had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Duren is also a terrific shot-blocker for Memphis and averages 2.8 swats per game. He has blocked at least three shots in seven games.
Senior forward DeAndre Williams is another frontcourt threat for Memphis. Williams returned from a back injury on Feb. 5 against UCF. He provides Memphis with a spark and is averaging 11.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. The Texas native also had a good game in the win over Tulane. Williams had 14 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks.
How to make Memphis vs. Houston picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 141 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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