Memphis Tigers (14-2) vs. Wichita State Shockers (8-7)
Memphis Tigers vs. Wichita State Shockers 1/14/24 – In an eagerly anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball showdown, the Memphis Tigers, boasting a strong 14-2 record, are set to battle the Wichita State Shockers, who stand at a more modest 8-7. This encounter is scheduled for Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the Charles Koch Arena, promising to be a pivotal moment in the season for both teams. With the game airing at 1:00 PM ET on ESP2, fans and bettors are seeking expert NCAAB game tips to navigate this exciting matchup.
Memphis Tigers have proven themselves outstanding performers, winning all five matches they’ve participated in recently while managing to beat their betting spread atypically (0-5 in recent matches). When playing away games however, their prowess improves significantly by going 4-2 against it; an achievement which highlights their scoring prowess as three out of their previous five total scores had exceeded predetermined benchmarks as evidence of offensive strength in those particular contests.
Wichita State Shockers have experienced difficulty in their recent performances, evidenced by their 1-4 record in their last five matches and consistent 0-5 performance against the spread in these five matches – both overall and away – against this downward trend. Notably, total scores have exceeded the expected limit in two of their last five matches and five out of nine home matches played this year; perhaps indicative of high-scoring games being frequently engaged in on home soil.
Memphis Tigers vs. Wichita State Shockers 1/14/24 Game Info
|Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 1:00 PM ET
|Charles Koch Arena
David Jones (Forward) vs. Colby Rogers (Guard)
Memphis forward David Jones is averaging 21 points, 6.9 rebounds and nearly 2 steals per contest this season. He’s shooting an efficient 44.6% from the field and 36.2% from three-point range. With his size and athleticism, Jones is a tough matchup who can score inside and out. He could look to exploit Wichita State’s defense in multiple ways.
For the Shockers, Colby Rogers is posting 15.9 points per game while shooting 40.4% from the floor and 38.5% from deep. The junior guard offers spacing and perimeter scoring that will put pressure on the Tigers’ defense. Rogers will likely need to connect on multiple outside shots to match Jones’ production for Memphis.
These two players sit at the top of their respective teams’ scoring charts this season. Their ability to efficiently put up points against solid defensive competition could swing this game either way. If Jones gets into foul trouble or Rogers goes cold from three, it will significantly hinder their squad’s offensive attack. This individual matchup pits strength against strength on the perimeter.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds and point spread, yet to be determined, will be critical in assessing the game’s dynamics. With Memphis’s strong record but struggling spread performance and Wichita State’s recent form, bettors will need to weigh these factors carefully.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
Memphis has been excellent against the spread away from home, posting a 4-2 ATS record in road contests. However, the Tigers have failed to cover in their last five games overall. Backers may want to proceed with caution before laying the 3.5 points with Memphis.
Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
Wichita State has struggled against the number this season, going 0-5 ATS over their last five matchups. This includes a 0-5 ATS record at home despite some strong offensive production at Charles Koch Arena. The underdog Shockers may still be a risky play for bettors
Memphis Tigers vs. Wichita State Shockers 1/14/24 Betting Picks
Given the analysis and betting trends, Memphis appears to have the upper hand, despite their struggles against the spread. Their strong overall performance and scoring ability might be too much for Wichita State to handle.
In terms of betting picks, Memphis seems to be the safer choice, but Wichita State’s ability to push the total OVER in home games should not be overlooked. Prop bets could focus on individual performances, especially from key players like Jones and Rogers. For premium game predictions, consider the possibility of a high-scoring affair, potentially favoring the OVER in total points.
Free Pick and Prediction: Memphis Tigers 77, Wichita State Shockers 70