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Memphis vs. Cincinnati odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Feb. 28 predictions from proven model

by Ryan


The Memphis Tigers still have a shot at winning the American Athletic Conference title and hope to move a step closer to that goal when they visit the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers have won four in a row to move into sole possession of third place in the conference. Memphis faces an uphill climb to capture its first AAC title with its final three games to be played away from home.

Tip-off is at 1 p.m. ET at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Tigers as a 4.5-point favorite, while the over-under for total points scored is 140 in the latest Memphis vs. Cincinnati odds. Before making any Cincinnati vs. Memphis picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model

Latest Odds:

Cincinnati Bearcats
+4.5

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Memphis vs. Cincinnati. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Cincinnati vs. Memphis:

  • Memphis vs. Cincinnati spread: Memphis -4.5
  • Memphis vs. Cincinnati over-under: 140 points
  • Memphis vs. Cincinnati money line: Memphis -200, Cincinnati +170
  • MEM: The Tigers are allowing an average of 59.8 points during their 7-1 stretch
  • CIN: The Bearcats are 7-0 at home vs. Memphis since joining the AAC

Why Cincinnati can cover 

The Bearcats broke open Wednesday’s game with a lineup featuring two sophomores and three freshmen. Sophomore guard Jeremiah Davenport led the way by scoring a career-high 27 points to go along with five assists, five rebounds and a pair of steals. The team’s second-leading scorer at 11.1 points per game, Davenport is 8-of-13 from 3-point range over the last two contests while reaching double figures for the seventh time in 10 games.

The Bearcats also received a breakout performance from freshman forward Tari Eason, who posted his first collegiate double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds — both season highs. He hit all eight shot attempts from the field and collected three blocked shots for the second time in three games. Leading scorer Keith Williams was held to eight points on Friday but scored 24 at Tulsa on Wednesday and is averaging 14.4 points per game.

Why Memphis can cover

The Tigers feature only two players averaging in double figures and had just one (Boogie Ellis) eclipse 10 points in Wednesday’s win over Tulane. Memphis figured to be rusty in its first game in 18 days and put up some brutal offensive numbers, including a season-worst 26 turnovers committed. However, the defense came to the rescue by permitting a season-low 46 points while enjoying an overwhelming edge (53-29) on the glass.

It marked the seventh time in 12 conference games that the Tigers held an opponent under 60 points, compared with six times in 54 games over the previous three seasons combined. Memphis ranks among the top 11 teams in the nation in 3-point defense (26.6 percent), field goal defense (38.4 percent), steals (9.3) and blocked shots per game (5.3). The Tigers are No. 2 in the country in defensive efficiency at 0.83 points allowed per possession.

How to make Cincinnati vs. Memphis picks

The model is leaning under on the total, projecting both teams to combine for 136 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Memphis vs. Cincinnati? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks.





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