Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Thursday January 15, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (11-4) Cincinnati Bearcats of the American Athletic Conference makes the trip from Southwest Ohio to the birthplace of the Blues. The Cincinnati Bearcats will play the (9-6) Memphis Tigers also of the AAC in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. This Sports Handicapper believes the Cincinnati Bearcats can be an elite team in the Conference that plays a good brand of Basketball. The Memphis Tigers are going to replace a lot of scoring. The betting line has Cincinnati as a one-point road favorite Against The Spread, the total is not available for Thursday Night’s game.
The 2015 Cincinnati Bearcats lost 62-56 at Connecticut on Saturday January 10th. The Bearcats won four in a row before the road loss. The Bearcats lost to Harvard 61-57 in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Head coach Mick Cronin is looking for someone to step up in place of four seniors including last season’s leading scorer. Froward Shaquille Thomas is the leading candidate and is a preseason third-team All-Conference selection. The problem this season is scoring the basketball. Cincinnati doesn’t have a player scoring in double-digits this season. The Bearcats are 6-16 Against The Spread their last twenty-two on the road. The betting odds over the total is 7-3 the last ten between the teams. Cincinnati is 5-3 on NCAA Basketball ATS Betting Predictions going over the betting odds total four times and staying under as many. The key to a Cincinnati win is to put the basketball in the bucket. The team has problems scoring in the Cronin era, the Ohio native preaches defense. If the Bearcats expect to make it and advance in the 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament, they have to get offensive minded.
The 2015 Memphis Tigers beat Houston at home 62-44 on January 11th. The Memphis Tigers are 2-2 in Conference play, a couple of games behind Tulsa, who is on top. Memphis has the same dilemma as Cincinnati with the departure of four senior guards. Forward Shaq Goodwin is the team’s best player and is capable of taking over a game, especially in the paint. Coach Josh Pastner is optimistic with key players that are graduates from teams in the Conference, which produced the 2014 National Champions. The betting odds under the total is 9-2 the Tigers last eleven at home. The betting odds total is also 8-3 their last eleven on Thursday’s. Memphis is 5-3 ATS their last eight, going over the betting odds total in four of the eight. Memphis is scoring 67 points per game this season. Austin Nicols is a Sophomore and the teams leading scorer, and he must continue to put the ball in the hole.
Free Pick: Cincinnati-1.