College Basketball Picks: Louisville Cardinals vs. Memphis Tigers

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 28, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Louisville Cardinals vs. Memphis Tigers

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    The Memphis Tigers have compiled a 36-4 straight-up record following a loss under head coach Josh Pastner, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Saturday as they prepare to take on the Louisville Cardinals at the FedExForum.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tigers are 4.5-point home underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total available in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American Athletic Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Louisville Cardinals

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    The Louisville Cardinals have won seven games in a row, including an 88-66 blowout victory over the Temple Owls as 22.5-point home favorites Thursday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cardinals are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games versus a team with a winning home record.

Memphis Tigers

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    The Memphis Tigers are 13-2 at home this season, with both losses coming during American Athletic Conference play.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Tigers are 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Memphis Tigers as one of their college basketball picks, as the underdog is 7-2-1 against the spread in the last 10 installments of this series.

    Pick: Memphis Tigers +4.5

     

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