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Missouri versus Memphis March Madness College Basketball Betting Preview

Missouri versus Memphis March Madness College Basketball


Time: 9:35PM ET TV: CBS

This game has at biggest discrepancy between the LVSC opening number of Memphis at –6 and the current point spread. The early money has come on Missouri, as the Memphis Tigers are currently a 4-½ point favorite. The over under opened up at 143 by LVSC and the bettors have played it under early as the total now sits at 141.

Memphis is #1 in defensive field goal percentage allowing 36.7% shooting per game. Missouri is #2 in college basketball in assists averaging over 18 a game. The Missouri Tigers average 81.1 points per game ranking them 5th in the nation in scoring offense. Missouri’s 30 wins are the most in school history. Missouri is also a very deep team playing in Mike Anderson’s 40 minutes of hell as they go 10 to 11 players deep in the rotation. Memphis goes about 7-8 with theirs. Memphis guards handled the press well against Maryland and now face a team who pressures for a full 40 minutes. Memphis pounded Maryland 89-70 in their second round match up while Missouri held off Marquette 83-79.

The Wagerline consensus has 63% of the bettors on Memphis –4 1/2

The Wagerline consensus has 65% of the bettors playing over 141

Trend: Missouri is 5-0 ATS in their past 5 games. Memphis is 5-1 to the under when playing against high scoring teams that average over 77 points per game.