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Virginia Cavaliers at Memphis Tigers Betting Pick – College Hoops

The Virginia Cavaliers and Memphis Tigers are set to square off Tuesday in a big College Basketball affair. The Cavaliers come into the game ranked 22nd in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings. The Cavaliers are 9-1 on the season, and have won five straight games. Virginia’s last win was by two at home over Northeastern.

For Memphis, they come into the game with an 8-2 mark. The Tigers have won three straight games, which includes an upset win at home over Clemson on Saturday.

The Tigers come into the game as the favorite. The Tigers are -2.5 over the Cavaliers on Tuesday! The total for this game is set at 131.5.

Coach Bennett and the Cavaliers

The Virginia Cavaliers come into the game with just one loss on the season. It was a blowout loss to Wisconsin. Since then, the Cavaliers have wins over West Virginia, Texas A+M, Syracuse and two others. In the latest win, the Cavaliers needed their leader Reece Beekman to come up big late in the game. Earlier, in a win over North Carolina Central, Isaac McKneely knocked down six three point shots in the win.

The guard is scoring 12.5 points per game to lead the team. He also is dishing out 5.7 assists. Leon Bond is adding 7.2 points per game, coming off the bench for Virginia. As a team, the Cavaliers are scoring just 66.8 points per game, which is 357th in all of College Basketball. Defensively though, Virginia is one of the best in the nation, at 53.3 points per game allowed.

Virginia will host Morgan State before the New Years, and then take on Notre Dame on the road in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Cavaliers are one of 7 teams 1-0 in league play.

Penny and the Tigers

For the Memphis Tigers, they are looking to stay unbeaten at home this season. The Tigers have played just three games at home this season. The two losses for Memphis came back to back to VIllanova, and on the road at Ole Miss. Since those losses, the Tigers have wins over VCU, Texas A+M and Clemson.

Memphis is a high scoring basketball team, averaging nearly 80 points per game. The defense is nowhere near that of Virginia, as they are allowing 74.4 per game. The top scorer so far for Memphis has been David Jones. The forward is scoring more than 20 points per game. Jahvon Quinerly is adding 13.7 as well for the Tigers.

The Tigers are members of the American Athletic Conference. They will play their first conference game January 4th at Tulsa. Before that, they will host Vanderbilt and Austin Peay.

Home Offense Beats Road Defense

This is quite the battle of wills. Who is going to get the tempo going the way they want it? The Cavaliers and their defense or the Tigers and their uptempo offense? Find out tomorrow! The Memphis Tigers are going to win this game. Bet Memphis -2.5 over Virginia in this affair on Tuesday in College Basketball action!

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