Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers 2/22/2020 Spread, Game Analysis and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers 2/22/2020 – The Houston Cougars sit on top of the American Athletic Conference and they hope to solidify their standing as they pay a visit to the Memphis Tigers for their next game. This match will be held at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. ESPN2 will hold the official broadcast for the game and the live stream will be handled SofaScore. The Cougars are picked to have the advantage of this game as seen by Basketball Betting Tips Over Under against the Tigers.
Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers 2/22/2020
Houston Cougars are on top of the American Athletic Conference with a 21-6 record. They got their winning streak snapped by the Southern Methodist Mustangs. They immediately bounced back with a strong win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 76-43. On the road, the Cougars have won six of their ten games. Mills is their most reliable scorer with 12.9 points along with 2.4 rebounds while Grimes does 11.8 points per game. Hinton is their rock in the paint as he contributes across the board with 10.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Players to watch: C. Mills G (27 GP 22 MIN 12.9 PTS 2.4 REB 1.1 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 39.4 FG% 74.4 FT% 36.3 3PT%), Q. Grimes G (27 GP 28 MIN 11.8 PTS 3.7 REB 2.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 44.3 FG% 66.3 FT% 32.1 3PT%), N. Hinton G (27 GP 30.4 MIN 10.4 PTS 8.9 REB 2.1 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 39.6 FG% 74.4 FT% 37.1 3PT%).
The Memphis Tigers find themselves at the sixth top spot in the American Athletic Conference with an 18-8 record. At home, the Tigers held their crowd well as they won 13 of their 16 contests. This team just snapped a three-game losing streak against the East Carolina Pirates by just four points. Precious Achiuwa is an interesting NBA draft prospect that is expected to go 12th in the latest rankings. He does 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Jeffries helps him open up the floor along with Quinones as both players average a little above 10 points per game.
Players to watch: P. Achiuwa F (26 GP 29.8 MIN 15.4 PTS 10.3 REB 0.9 AST 1.2 STL 1.8 BLK 2.9 TO 50 FG% 57.5 FT% 32.4 3PT%), D.J. Jeffries F (19 GP 27.1 MIN 10.8 PTS 4.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 1.7 TO 51.2 FG% 74.3 FT% 39 3PT%), L. Quinones G (21 GP 28.4 MIN 10.6 PTS 3.6 REB 2.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.2 TO 43.6 FG% 77.1 FT% 33.3 3PT%).
Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Betting Predictions
Houston is 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
Memphis is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Betting Picks
The Tigers are the underdogs in this game according to Best Sports Book but they are not to be underestimated by the Cougars. The Tigers are going to be relying heavily on Achiuwa but they need their role players to step up to keep this game close.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Tigers for this game is +120 while the Cougars are at -140 on the road.
Spread: The total spread for this game is 3.5 points. The Cougars are at -3.5 while the Tigers are doing +3.5.
Total: 138 is the predicted total for this game with the Cougars going over while the Tigers are the team under.
Score Prediction: 72-69, Cougars win.