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Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers 01/09/2020 Previews, Odds and Predictions
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Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers 01/09/2020 – The Memphis Tigers ended their nine-game winning streak and they are itching to get back to the winning track. They will be battling the Wichita State Shockers who won their last seven games and they will be owning the home-court advantage for this game. This match will happen this January 9, Thursday at 7 pm Eastern Time at the Charles Koch Arena in Witchita, Texas. It will be televised by ESPN2 and live streaming is made available by SofaScore. Being the hosts of the game puts the Shockers above the Tigers to win according to NCAAB Point Spread Picks.
Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers 01/09/2020
Memphis Tigers snapped their 9-game winning streak after being defeated by the Gonzaga Bulldogs by just three points. This is a team that seemed to be not missing James Wiseman but they finally stumbled in their last game. Precious Achiuwa was leading this team and he did against Gonzaga with 20 points, 15 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. He looks like a solid player and he is projected to go in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft. However, he did not get any help from other players as DJ Jeffries is expected not to play in their next games. Some players need to step up for the Tigers for them to get back in winning form.
Players to watch: P. Achiuwa F (14 GP 27.6 MIN 14.6 PTS 10.2 REB 1 AST 1.2 STL 1.6 BLK 2.5 TO 50 FG% 56.4 FT% 45.5 3P%), D.J. Jeffries F (13 GP 26.4 MIN 12 PTS 4.7 REB 1.6 AST 0.9 STL 1.3 BLK 1.5 TO 55.6 FG% 73.9 FT% 40.9 3P%), L. Quinones G (9 GP 25.6 MIN 11 PTS 3.8 REB 2.4 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 45.8 FG% 82.6 FT% 34.1 3P%).
Wichita State Shockers
Wichita is riding a seven-game winning streak and intends not to break it as the Tigers visit them at their home court. They demolished Mississippi in their last game by 20 points and they were led by Erik Stevenson who had 29 points, six rebounds and three steals. He got hep from Jamarius Burton who had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists while Grant Sherfield had 10 points and five rebounds for the team. Wichita has been playing good team basketball with Stevenson at the helm. Expect the Shockers to ride Stevenson and find ways to contain Achiuwa.
Players to watch: E. Stevenson G (14 GP 29.1 MIN 14.1 PTS 5.5 REB 2.7 AST 2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 41.8 FG% 77.8 FT% 35.7 3P%), J. Burton G (13 GP 25.5 MIN 10.5 PTS 3.8 REB 3.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 49 FG% 56 FT% 50 3P%), T. Etienne G (14 GP 21 MIN 10.5 PTS 1.8 REB 1.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 0.9 TO 42.6 FG% 75 FT% 43.6 3P%).
Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’ last 7 games.
Wichita State Shockers
Shockers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Memphis Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Picks
The Memphis Tigers are considered the underdogs in this game according to Best Sports Book Online against the Wichita State Shockers. It will be interesting to see how Achiuwa will carry this team over the edge but his teammates need to back up his charge. On the other hand, Stevenson is making enough noise to increase his draft stock.
Moneyline: The Shockers own the upper hand in this game and they are at +150 on the ML. Meanwhile, the Tigers are at -177.
ATS: It is just four points across the spread for this game with Memphis taking the +4 while Wichita State is at -4.
TOTALS: The total for this game is 139 points with Memphis going over while Wichita State is the team going under.
Score Prediction: 74-68, Shockers.