Thursday’s College Basketball Betting Preview: Cincinnati-Memphis, Washington-Arizona
Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Memphis Tigers guard Tyler Harris (1) and head coach Penny Hardaway look on during the second half at FedExForum.
Just four ranked teams are in action in Thursday’s slate, but there are plenty of sneaky good matchups.
Among them, No. 25 Cincinnati travels to Memphis while unranked Washington — undefeated in Pac-12 play — squares off against Arizona.
Which sides present the most value? Let’s break them down.
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Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bearcats at Memphis Tigers
- Spread: Cincinnati -3
- Over/Under: 149
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN2
The Bearcats (11-11 against the spread) have failed to cover in five of their past eight contests — two of them coming on the road. Meanwhile, the Tigers (11-11 ATS) haven’t covered in six of their past eight affairs.
Memphis is 10-5 ATS at home this season despite their recent woes, and utilizing the sixth-highest Adjusted Tempo (75.6 possessions per 40 minutes) will be key against one of the slowest-paced teams in the nation.