Tulsa vs. Memphis, 01/11/17 – Prediction

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Memphis Tigers
vs.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:00pm

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Memphis Tigers (12-4 SU, 6-5 ATS, 5-6 O/U) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (7-7 SU, 8-5 ATS, 5-8 O/U)

When and Where: Wednesday, Jan. 11., Reynolds Center, Tulsa., Ok., 8pmET

Line: Memphis -2.5

Total: 141

Memphis has won three straight and five of six, including hammering Tulane, 80-59 on the road on Sunday. Tulsa fell at Houston, 64-61 on Jan. 4 and has now lost three of four games. Last season, Memphis dominated the Golden Hurricane by 22 on the road and by 10 at home.

Crawford, Lawson help Tigers pound Green Wave

Markel Crawford and Dedric Lawson scored 24 points apiece to lead Memphis over Tulane by 21 on the road. The Tigers shot 51.7 percent from the field and outrebounded the Green Wave by 10. Memphis held Tulane to just 33.9 percent shooting from the field and 4-of-18 from beyond the arc.

Lawson (6-9, 236) is one of the most underrated players in the nation, averaging 20.4 points per game, 11.1 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 3.9 assists. Markel Crawford adds 15.4 points per game on 54.3 percent shooting from the field and 39.7 percent three-point shooting. Guard K.J. Lawson (6-7, 210) chips in with 13.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Memphis averages 80.4 points per game and made 47.5 percent of their shots (31.2% 3pt). They allow 70 points per game and 40.1 percent from the floor.

Tulsa can’t hold on to first half lead

Tulsa had a four-point halftime lead over Houston and held it until 12:33 left in the game last Wednesday. The game went back-and-forth until Houston connected on its final seven free throws in the final 1:37 overcoming a 59-57 deficit. Corey Henderson led the Hurricane with 16 points in 19 minutes off the bench, while Jaleel Wheeler added 10 points. Tulsa shot just 37 percent from the field and made 7 of 13 three pointers.

Tulsa averages 67.5 points per game and 43.1 percent from the floor. They allow 68.2 points per game and 42 percent from the floor. Guard Jaleel Wheeler leads the Golden Hurricane with 11.7 points per game, with 5.4 rebounds. Forward Junior Etou adds 11.2 points and shoots 50 percent from the floor (40% 3pt).

College Basketball Trends:

Memphis is:

  • 4-1 ATS last 5 overall.

Tulsa is:

no key trends.

Memphis is on a nice roll and has beaten Oklahoma on the road. Tulsa is not very impressive on offense and has to hold Memphis to under 70 points to win. That’s tough when you have Lawson, who does more than just shoot the basketball. Expect an easy road win for the Tigers in AAC play.

Pick: Memphis -2.5

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