Planning on watching today’s Shockers and Tigers game? Catch the action at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 2:30 ET on ESPNU. This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 153.5 points, and Memphis is favored to win by -8.5 at home vs. Wichita State.


The Pick: Memphis Tigers -8.5

This game will be played at Dickies Arena at 2:30 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Memphis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Shockers?

Wichita State comes into this game as an underdog, as they have been in 15 of their 31 games this season. They are just 2-13 in those games, compared to 11-4 when they are favored.

On the road, the Shockers have struggled, going just 3-10 this season. Over their last 10 games away from home, they are just 1-9.

Wichita State has struggled against the spread this season, going 12-17-1. On the road, their ATS mark is just 4-8-1. As the underdog, the Shockers are 4-10-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 4-5-1.

Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wichita State’s games this season (146.3). This year, their over/under record is 15-15. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points. So far, their OU record in their last 10 games is 4-6.

Wichita State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 88 points vs. Rice. Overall, they hit 50% of their shots from the field and went 7/10 from the free-throw line. Currently leading the team in scoring is Colby Rogers who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.7. Xavier Bell also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.5.

The Shockers’ defense is presently ranked 209th nationally, allowing an average of 73.1 points per contest. Against Rice, the Shockers’ defense gave up 81 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Rice only made 7 free-throws.

Is It the Tigers Game to Lose at Home?

Memphis has been outstanding at home this season, going 14-2, and they have won five straight games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2. For the season, the Tigers have been favored in 23 of their 31 games, going 19-4 as the favorite.

Coming off a 92-84 loss to Florida Atlantic, the Tigers will look to get back on track. So far this season, they have gone 22-9, including an 11-7 record in American Athletic Conference play.

As the favorite this season, Memphis has gone 9-14 vs. the spread. However, they have been much better vs. the spread as the favorite lately, going 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games in that role. At home, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 6-10 this season and they are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite.

So far this season, the over/under record for Memphis games is 17-13-1. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year (156.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 169 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line.

In their latest game, Memphis offense put up 84 points against Florida Atlantic. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47% and made 16 threes. The top scorer for the Tigers was Nae’qwan Tomlin with 27 points, while David Jones also chipped in with 16 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Memphis defense is giving up an average of 75.9 points per contest. Memphis’ three-point defense is currently 244th in the country at 9.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.8% of their shots vs. Memphis.