The Memphis Tigers are off to a brilliant 20-6 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season, second in the American Athletic Conference, and are on a three-game winning streak. They are coming off a one-point win against the UCF Knights (64-63) in their previous outing.
Elijah McCadden’s 16 points and DeAndre Williams’s 12 points ensure their team a one-point win. They will now take on the Houston Cougars, who are on a 24-2 start to the season and have occupied the top spot in the same conference. The Cougars are on a six-game winning streak, defeating the SMU Mustangs (80-65) in their last outing. Marcus Sasser stepped up to produce a 20-point performance, leading the team to a 15-point win.
They will now host this game at the Fertitta Center on Sunday (February 19) where they will look to secure their eighth consecutive win. On the other hand, the Tigers will look to get their fourth consecutive win.
Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars: Betting Odds
|Memphis Tigers||+625||+13.5 (-110)||O 141.5 (-110)|
|Houston Cougars||-950||-13.5 (-110)||U 141.5 (-110)|
The Tigers have been a solid force so far this season with their brilliant performances. Their conference record is solid at 10-3 whereas their away record is 5-4. The team is extraordinary on the offensive front, averaging 80.2 points per game, which ranks 22nd in the country, along with 32.4 offensive rebounds, while conceding 73.0 points per game, which ranks 275th in the country.
The Houston Cougars are arguably one of the best teams out there with a near-perfect conference record of 12-1 whereas their home record is also outstanding at 13-2. They are way above the average mark in offense, averaging 75.8 points per game, which ranks 84th in the nation, along with 36.2 offensive rebounds, while conceding only 55.4 points per game, which ranks 1st in the nation.
Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars: Match Details
Fixture: Memphis Tigers @ Houston Cougars
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 03:00 p.m ET
Venue: Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas
Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars: Prediction
The Tigers are 0-2-2 against the spread in their last four games after getting a straight win and 1-9-1 against the spread in their last 11 games against a team that has a winning record. The Cougars have a narrow 6-4 lead against the Tigers in their last ten meetings.
This will be their first encounter of the season as both teams are neck-to-neck in the AAC. It will surely be a contest between the Tigers’ offense and the Cougars’ defense.