Memphis vs Wichita State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Can the Tigers Complete a Season Sweep?)

Memphis vs Wichita State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Can the Tigers Complete a Season Sweep?)


Memphis vs Wichita State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Memphis (20-7, 10-4 AAC) vs. Wichita State (14-12, 7-7 AAC)
  • Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Charles Koch Arena -- Wichita, Kansas
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Thursday with an exciting matchup between the Memphis Tigers and Wichita State Shockers. Memphis saw its three-game winning streak snapped with a 72-64 loss to Houston on Sunday. Elijah McCadden tallied a team-high 20 points.

Meanwhile, Wichita State took down Temple by a score of 79-65 last Thursday to earn its fourth win in its last six games. Jaykwon Walton led all scorers with 21 points, while James Rojas posted a double-double (11 points & 11 rebounds). Which AAC squad will earn a valuable conference victory tonight?

Memphis vs Wichita State Odds & Spread

Memphis enters this contest as a small road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points, which is above average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Memphis vs Wichita State Betting Trends

  • Memphis is 14-13-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Tigers are 9-10 as 3.5-point favorites or more.
  • Memphis has seen 16 of its 27 games go over the point total.
  • Wichita State is 13-13-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Shockers' ATS record as 3.5-point underdogs or more is 5-2.
  • Out of Wichita State's 26 games so far this year, 15 have gone over the total.
Memphis Rank Memphis AVG Wichita State AVG Wichita State Rank
23rd 79.9 Points Scored 70.0 220th
272nd 73.0 Points Allowed 67.5 107th
152nd 32.3 Rebounds 33.9 69th
175th 8.7 Off. Rebounds 8.6 186th
326th 5.7 3pt Made 6.5 274th
25th 15.8 Assists 12.3 247th
307th 13.5 Turnovers 11.9 171st

Memphis vs Wichita State Prediction & Pick

The Tigers are on the right side of the bubble when it comes to the NCAA Tournament with only four regular season games to go. Of course, their odds of securing a spot in March Madness would take a hit with a loss tonight. Avoiding an upset has to be the main priority for head coach Penny Hardaway.

Memphis is set up well to win this game considering it just went toe-to-toe with the No. 1 team in the country despite being without top scorer Kendric Davis. The Tigers rank 16th in shooting percentage (48.2%) and average a dependable 79.9 points per game (No. 15 in NCAA). That is tough to beat.

Memphis has won five straight games against Wichita State, so trust the Tigers on the road here.

Final Score Prediction: Memphis: 78 | Wichita State: 72

Memphis vs Wichita State Best Bet

These teams last met on Jan. 19 in a game that Memphis controlled from the opening tip. The Tigers emerged victorious by a score of 88-78 and I see a similar result coming tonight. After all, Wichita State is a dreadful 1-8 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games at Charles Koch Arena.

The Shockers are also 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Tigers. Memphis enters as a winner in eight of its last 10 games and has won 15 of its last 20 games against an AAC opponent, too. Keep in mind the line should move in favor of the tigers is Davis is deemed ready to return.

Bet: Memphis Tigers ML (-130)

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