memphis vs wichita state betting prediction

Memphis vs. Wichita State Shockers Prediction 1/14/2024

The Memphis Tigers (14-2) travel to face off against the Wichita State Shockers (8-7) on Sunday, January 14th. This game will be played at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita and televised on ESPN2. Memphis is coming off a win in their previous game, while Wichita State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Temple. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers

The Memphis Tigers Are Coming Off A Win

Memphis is 14-2 overall and has won eight straight games. The Tigers are 2-0 in American Athletic Conference play and 12-2 in non-conference action. On the road, Memphis has gone 5-2 this season, including a +2.0 average scoring margin. The Tigers have won their last three road games and are 8-2 in their last 10.

As the favorite, Memphis is a perfect 11-0 this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.0, and they are 8-0 at home this season. In their last game, the Tigers beat SMU 62-59.

As the favorite this season, Memphis has an ATS record of just 4-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 6-9.

Memphis has an over/under record of 9-6 this season, and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.2). So far, they have had seven games finish with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

The Wichita State Shockers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wichita State will be the underdog in this game, as they have a record of 0-4 when they are the underdog this season. They have lost their last three games at home, and their record at home this season is 5-4.

So far this season, Wichita State has an overall record of 8-7. They have lost their last four games, and their record in the American Athletic Conference is 0-2.

Wichita State has struggled against the spread this season with a 4-10 record, including an 0-4 mark as the underdog. Their home ATS mark is 3-6 and they are just 3-6 over their last 10 games as the home team. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Shockers have gone 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Wichita State sits at 8-6. So far, their games have averaged 144.1 points per game, which is the same as the average OU line in their games. For the year, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line of 153. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record during that stretch is 2-3.

Memphis Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 79.9 points per game, Memphis struggled in their previous game. Against SMU, the Tigers scored 62 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.2%. Offensively, the Tigers have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 167th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 200th in percentage and 172nd in three-pointers made.

David Jones (F) 21.0 6.9 1.5
Jahvon Quinerly (G) 13.6 3.1 4.4
Jaykwon Walton (G) 9.0 3.9 1.8

Wichita State Offense Breakdown

The Wichita State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 61 points versus Temple. During the game, they attempted 15 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 38.5%. Coming into the game, the Shockers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 30%. On average, they get up 20.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 12.1 made free-throws.

Colby Rogers (G) 15.9 3.9 2.0
Xavier Bell (G) 13.1 3.1 2.8
Kenny Pohto (F) 11.3 7.3 1.7

Memphis Team Defense

On defense, Memphis is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.6 points per game. Memphis’ three-point defense is currently 185th in the country at 8.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Memphis.

Wichita State Team Defense

So far, the Shockers’ defense is ranked 165th in the country at 71.7 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Wichita State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Temple knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 68 points.

Tigers vs Shockers Trends

  • In their last three road games, Memphis has averaged 81 points per game while allowing 76. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games at home, the Shockers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 73 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Shockers have an ATS mark of just 3-6-1 in their last ten games. Wichita State posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • The last ten games that Memphis was favored, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 10-0 straight up.

Tigers vs Shockers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +5.5, we have the Shockers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 153 and our model has the Tigers and Shockers finishing with a combined 142 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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