Memphis Tigers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats 2/28/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 28, 2021

A game after he went off for 27 points in a 91-71 win over Tulane, Jeremiah Davenport leads the Cincinnati Bearcats (9-8) at home against the Memphis Tigers (13-6) on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The Bearcats are underdogs by 4.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN. The point total in the matchup is 140.

Betting Information

Memphis vs Cincinnati Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Memphis -4.5 -109 -112 140 -108 -113 -200 163

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Computer picks for Memphis vs Cincinnati
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Cincinnati (+4.5) Under (140) Memphis 70 Cincinnati 67

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Total Facts

  • In 36.8% of their games this year (seven of 19 chances), the Tigers and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s point total of 140 points.
  • In 10 of 17 opportunities (58.8%) this season, Cincinnati has combined with its opponents to score at least 140 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 141.3 points per game, 1.3 more points than the total of 140 set for this game.
  • The Tigers and the Bearcats have seen their opponents average a combined 6.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 140 set for this outing.
  • The average point total for Tigers games this year is 5.9 fewer points than the over/under of 140 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Bearcats this year is 0.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 72.1 points per game the Tigers score are just 0.9 more points than the Bearcats allow (71.2).
  • Memphis is 7-0 against the spread and 10-0 overall when scoring more than 71.2 points.
  • When Cincinnati gives up more than 72.1 points, it is 1-6 against the spread and 1-6 overall.
  • The Bearcats average 7.2 more points per game (69.2) than the Tigers give up (62).
  • Cincinnati has gone 9-6 overall and 5-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 62 points.
  • Memphis has an ATS record of 1-4 and a 2-3 record overall when its opponents score more than 69.2 points.
  • The Tigers have put up a total of 191 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 10.1 per game), while the Bearcats have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 34 total points, -2 per game).

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Memphis Betting Information

  • Memphis has covered about half the time against spread this season, covering nine times in 18 contests.
  • The Tigers have struggled to cover, going just 6-7 ATS when favored by at least 4.5 points.
  • The Tigers have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 3 of 18 contests this season, a rate of 16.7%

Cincinnati Betting Information

  • Cincinnati has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 5-11 ATS.
  • The Bearcats have not fared well as a 4.5-point underdog, going 1-5 against the spread when they are at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Cincinnati’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (13 out of 16 games, 81.2%).

Head to Head

Memphis vs Cincinnati (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/13/2020 Cincinnati -7 135.5 -318 +246 Regular Season 92-86 CIN
1/16/2020 Memphis -4.5 141.5 -200 +162 Regular Season 60-49 MEM
3/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-69 CIN
2/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-64 CIN

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Memphis Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Tigers this season is Landers Nolley II, who averages 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.
  • Memphis’ leading rebounder is Moussa Cisse averaging 7.1 boards per game and its best passer is Alex Lomax and his 4.4 assists per game.
  • Nolley leads the Tigers in three-point shooting with an average of 2.4 threes per game.
  • DeAndre Williams and Cisse lead the Tigers on the defensive end, with Williams leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Cisse in blocks averaging 2.0 per contest.

Cincinnati Leaders

  • Keith Williams is at the top of the Bearcats scoring leaderboard with 14.4 points per game. He also collects 4.0 rebounds and racks up 2.1 assists per game.
  • Tari Eason is atop the Bearcats rebounding leaderboard with 5.7 rebounds per game, and David Dejulius leads the team in assists with 4.6 per contest.
  • Davenport is consistent from three-point range and leads the Bearcats with 1.9 made threes per game.
  • The Bearcats’ leader in steals is Keith Williams with 1.2 per game, and Eason is their leader in blocks with 1.2 per game.
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