Memphis vs. Tulsa prediction and odds for Sunday, January 29


    The Memphis Tigers are coming off a blowout win over the SMU Mustangs and have a cupcake matchup with Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday.

    Tulsa is just 5-14 on the season and 1-7 in American Athletic Conference play, going just 3-15-1 against the spread on the season.

    The Tigers are major favorites in this game, and rightfully so considering the fact that they are 16-5 on the season and third in conference play. Memphis comes into this game on a four-game winning streak, but it has been worse on the road (3-4 straight up) than at home (10-0).

    Can the Tigers cover this double-digit spread against a bad Tulsa team?

    Here’s a look at the latest odds and a pick for this matchup:

    Memphis vs. Tulsa odds, spread and total

    Memphis vs. Tulsa prediction and pick

    There’s no way I can back the Golden Hurricane in this matchup, as they’ve gotten blitzed by other elite competition this season.

    Tulsa lost to Houston by 39 points, SMU by 25 points Oklahoma State by 26 points and Tulane by 16 points this season.

    Memphis just destroyed SMU, who hasn’t been great this season, so this line seems a little off with the Tigers laying just 12.5 points.

    KenPom currently ranks the Tigers as the No. 35 team in the country while Tulsa clocks in at 248th. The Golden Hurricane are outside the top-225 in the country in adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency, while the Tigers rank inside the top-50 in both statistics.

    Even though Memphis has been worse on the road, this is a spot where we have to lay the points with Penny Hardaway’s club.

    Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

    Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.


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