Planning on watching today’s Tigers and Golden Hurricane game? Catch the action at Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK, as the Golden Hurricane hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Tigers come into this American Athletic conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 152 points.

MEMPHIS TIGERS VS TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +9.5

This game will be played at Reynolds Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-67 in favor of the Golden Hurricane.
  • Not only will Tulsa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 141 points.

Can the Tigers Offense Score Enough on the Road?

As of today, Memphis has a record of 11-2. On the road, the Tigers have gone 4-2 this season, while they are undefeated at home with a 7-0 record. Memphis’ record vs. the spread heading into today’s game stands at 6-7. Over their last ten games, Memphis has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, Memphis comes in with an over/under mark of 9-4-0, with their games averaging 151.8 points per game. The Tigers’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Memphis offense ended with 81 points against Austin Peay. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41% and made 4 threes. David Jones was the leading scorer for the Tigers, putting up 19 points. In addition, Nae’qwan Tomlin contributed 15 points.

In terms of defense, Memphis is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.5 points per game. Memphis’ three-point defense is currently 170th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Memphis.

Can Tulsa Lock in a Home Win?

Tulsa is 9-3 overall as they prepare for their 13th game of the season. At home, they have an impressive 8-1 record, while on the road they are 0-1. Tulsa has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-3-2. In their last ten games, they have gone 1-1-1 when it comes to covering the spread.

Through 12 games, Tulsa has an over/under record of 6-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 144.1 points per game so far. Looking at the Golden Hurricane’s last three games, their over/under record is 0-2 with their games averaging 133 points per game.

The Tulsa offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. New Mexico State. Overall their field goal percentage was 34% while connecting on 4 threes. The team’s scoring leader is PJ Haggerty, who holds an average of 17.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Cobe Williams is averaging 12.1 points per game this season.

The Golden Hurricane’s defense is presently ranked 63rd nationally, allowing an average of 66.1 points per contest. So far, the Tulsa defense is giving up an average of 10.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.8 times per game (667th).