NCAAB Houston vs. Memphis Spread and Prediction (3-8-20)

Any longshot Memphis hopes to gain an at-large bid to the Big Dance would almost surely require a win here over Houston. A Tigers’ win would be their second over the Cougars and a valuable Quad 1 road win heading into tourney week. Can they get the job done? Sunday afternoon’s Houston vs. Memphis preview, courtesy of The Gold Sheet:

Date/Time: 03-8-2020, 12:00 EDT
Opening Spread: Houston -9
Opening Total: 134.5

Penny Hardaway’s guys have covered the spread in eight of their last 11 games, including a one-point win at FedEx Forum over the Cougars on Feb. 22 when Memphis overcame poor 3-point shooting (just 3-for-18) and locked down on stop-end. Memphis held Houston to a mere 34-percent shooting from the floor. Penny’s star 6-9 freshman F Precious Achuwa made the winning free throw two weeks ago and is scoring 19 points per game in the Tigers’ last six games to keep Memphis’ hopes afloat. The under is 10-3 in Houston’s last 13 games.

Houston vs. Memphis Pick: Houston 61 – Memphis 59

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