Looking to win big? The Hornets and Tigers face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Tigers are hosting the game at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 151.5 points, and the Tigers are favored to win at home vs. the Hornets.
ALABAMA STATE HORNETS VS MEMPHIS TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Alabama State Hornets +30.5
This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE ALABAMA STATE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Memphis winning straight-up, we like Alabama State at +30.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Do the Hornets Have a Shot at a Road Win?
In today’s game against Memphis, Alabama State comes in with an overall record of 0-2. Up to this point, the Hornets have been the favored team in each of their games. Heading into today’s game, Alabama State has a 0-2 record against the spread. Over their last ten games, including the previous season, Alabama State is 3-6 ATS.
Alabama State’s games have, on average, featured 146.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 147.8 points so far. The Hornets have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 68 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
Coming off their recent game, the Alabama State offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Iowa. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.4%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Antonio TJ Madlock, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17, while CJ Hines also maintains a PPG average of 12.7 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Alabama State defense is giving up an average of 72.7 points per contest. So far, the Alabama State defense is giving up an average of 10.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (328th).
Will the Memphis Defense Show Up at Home?
As they prepare for their third game of the season, Memphis comes in with a 2-0 record. In their last ten home games, which includes some from last year, Memphis is 8-2. Heading into today’s game, Memphis has a 1-1 ATS record. Looking back at their last ten games, including the previous season, Memphis has gone 3-6-1 vs. the spread.
Memphis comes in with an over/under record of 1-1-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 148 points per game so far. Looking at the Tigers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 84 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Memphis offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Missouri. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.5%, and they made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Tigers was Jahvon Quinerly with 18 points, while Jaykwon Walton also added 13 to the scoreboard.
In the current season, the Memphis defense has excelled, sitting 50th in the nation by allowing 66.0 points per game. Memphis will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Missouri to just 32% shooting in their most recent game.