Memphis Tigers vs. UCF Knights AAC Tournament Prediction
- Mar 10, 2023, 3:43:39 PM
he AAC Tournament is underway, and the Memphis Tigers and UCF Knights will face off in a crucial matchup on Friday, March 10, 2023. KingPin.pro has all the latest analysis, betting trends, public betting data, and odds to help you make an informed decision on the game.
The UCF Knights have had an up-and-down season, finishing with an 18-13 record and an 8-10 record in the AAC. However, they come into this game on a two-game winning streak, including a 76-70 victory over SMU in the first round of the AAC Tournament.
The Knights are led by forward Taylor Hendricks, who averages 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Guard CJ Kelly has also been a key contributor, averaging 13.1 points and 2.8 assists per game. UCF's defense has been solid all season, allowing just 65.5 points per game.
The Memphis Tigers are the top team in the AAC with a 23-8 record and a 13-5 record in conference play. They are coming off a tough 67-65 loss to Houston in their last game, but have won seven of their last 10 games overall.
Memphis is led by guard Kendric Davis, who averages 21.5 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. Forward DeAndre Williams is also a key contributor, averaging 10.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. The Tigers are a high-scoring team, averaging 79.5 points per game.
The betting trends heavily favor the Memphis Tigers in this matchup. As of the time of writing, 85% of the spread consensus picks are in favor of Memphis, who are favored by 4.5 points. The public betting data also heavily favors the Tigers, with 73.4% of the bets on the money line going towards Memphis.
As mentioned, the odds heavily favor the Memphis Tigers in this game. They are favored by 4.5 points, with an over/under of 143 points. The money line for Memphis is -195, while the money line for UCF is +162.
Both teams come into this matchup relatively healthy, with no major injuries to report. UCF's Tony Johnson is questionable with an ankle injury, while Memphis' Malcolm Dandridge is also questionable with a knee injury. However, both players are expected to play.
While the UCF Knights have been solid on defense this season, it's hard to see them slowing down the high-powered Memphis offense. The Tigers have too many weapons on offense, and they should be able to score at will against the Knights. UCF will need to shoot the ball exceptionally well to keep up with Memphis, but they have struggled to do so for most of the season.
Pick: Memphis Tigers -4.5
Overall, KingPin.pro expects this to be a high-scoring game with Memphis coming out on top. While UCF will put up a fight, they just don't have the offensive firepower to keep up with the Tigers. The final score prediction is Memphis igers 84, UCF Knights 70.
In conclusion, the Memphis Tigers are heavily favored in this matchup for a reason. They have a high-powered offense that should be able to score at will against the UCF defense. While UCF has been solid on defense this season, they simply don't have the offensive firepower to keep up with Memphis. KingPin.pro's final prediction is for Memphis to win by a score of 84-70, covering the 4.5 point spread.