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.

Feb 07, 2019, 01:55 PM EST

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.

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