Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Blazers and Tigers. The game is starting at 5:30 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Tigers at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. Get ready to place your bets! This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 158 points, and Memphis is favored to win by -8 at home vs. UAB.

UAB BLAZERS VS MEMPHIS TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Tigers -8

This game will be played at FedExForum at 5:30 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Memphis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 158 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are the Blazers Ready for a Road Win?

UAB enters this game as an underdog, as they have been in 11 of their 28 games this season. They have gone 7-4 in those games, including a 2-1 record in their last three road games.

So far this season, UAB has gone 6-5 on the road, and they have a scoring margin of -0.6 points per game away from home. They are coming off a 74-66 loss to Wichita State.

As the underdog this season, UAB has been fantastic vs. the spread, going 10-1. Their road ATS mark is 7-4, but they’ve been even better lately, going 3-0 in their last three games and 4-1 in their last five. Overall, the Blazers’ ATS record for the year is 15-11-1.

UAB’s over/under record this season sits at 15-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 151.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 158 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

Against Wichita State, the UAB had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.2 points per game. They scored 66 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40.4% in the game. Offensively, the Blazers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 237th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 353rd in terms of percentage and 326th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Blazers’ defense holds the 246th rank in the nation, allowing 74.9 points per game. The UAB defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed Wichita State to connect on 5 threes.

Can the Tigers Please their Home Crowd?

Memphis comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 22 of their 29 games this season. The Tigers have a record of 18-4 when favored, including going 13-2 at home.

Over their last ten games at home, Memphis has gone 8-2, and they have won their last four games at home. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of +8.3 points per game at home compared to +1.6 on the road.

Memphis has not been a good bet against the spread this season, going just 11-18. However, they have been better at home, going 5-10 ATS. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Memphis’ over/under record this season is 15-13-1 and today’s over/under line of 158 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (151.6). So far, 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-5-1.

In their latest game, Memphis offense put up 82 points against East Carolina. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 57.1% and made 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is David Jones who comes into today’s matchup averaging 21.6. Jahvon Quinerly also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.2.

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 248th nationally, allowing an average of 75.0 points per contest. Memphis’ three-point defense is currently 248th in the country at 9.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. Memphis.