Planning on watching today’s Tigers and Shockers game? Catch the action at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS, as the Shockers hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN2. The Tigers are the favored team in this American Athletic conference contest against the Shockers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 155.5 points.

MEMPHIS TIGERS VS WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wichita State Shockers +4.5

This game will be played at Charles Koch Arena at 1:00 ET on Sunday, January 14th.

WHY BET THE WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-70 in favor of the Shockers.
  • Not only will Wichita State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can Memphis Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

Memphis comes into this game as the favorite, a position they have thrived in this season, going 11-0 when favored. They have been even better on the road, where they have won eight of their last 10 games.

Overall, the Tigers have won eight straight games, including their most recent game, a 62-59 victory over SMU. On the season, they are 14-2, including a perfect 8-0 at home.

Memphis has an ATS record of just 6-9 this season, including a mark of 4-3 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Memphis is 9-6 and their games have averaged 149.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.2) and their games have finished with more points than today’s line in 7 of their 16 games. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 160 points scored.

Against SMU, the Memphis had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.9 points per game. They scored 62 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.2% in the game. David Jones is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 21. Meanwhile, Jahvon Quinerly also brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 209th, allowing 73.6 points per game. So far, the Memphis defense is giving up an average of 10.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.9 times per game (634th).

Does Wichita State Have What it Takes at Home?

Wichita State will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Memphis on Tuesday. The Shockers are 8-7 overall this season, including a 5-4 mark at home, where they have lost three straight.

Overall, Wichita State has gone 0-4 as the underdog this year, and they are 0-2 in American Athletic Conference play. Their average scoring margin at home is +0.3 points per game, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

Wichita State’s ATS record this season is just 4-10, and they are 0-4 vs. the spread as the underdog. Their home ATS mark is 3-6, and they have gone 0-5 vs. the spread in their last 5 home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Shockers are 3-6-1.

On the season, the over/under record for Wichita State is 8-6, and today’s over/under line of 155.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.1). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 139 points.

In their recent matchup, the Wichita State offense ended with 61 points against Temple. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.5% and made 4 threes. Kenny Pohto led the scoring for the Shockers, contributing 14 points. Additionally, Xavier Bell chipped in with 9 points.

Wichita State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. Memphis. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.6%.