Oskeim Sports previews Tuesday’s college basketball game between Temple and Memphis. Oskeim recommends taking the points with the Owls as one of his free sports picks for February 26.
Oskeim also provides a free sports pick in the MAC contest between Ohio and Kent State. Ohio is just 19-38-1 ATS on the road since March 13, 2014.
Moreover, college basketball teams off a win as a small favorite or underdog following a game in which they lost by 30 or more points are a woeful 76-118-3 ATS (41.9%). Oskeim suggests laying the points with Kent State as one of his free sports picks for tonight.
My math model only favors Memphis by 3.01 points in this game and the Owls are a profitable 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine road games versus opponents with a .601 or greater home win percentage.
Temple is 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings in this series, including covering the point spread in each of its previous six trips to Memphis.
In contrast, Memphis is a money-burning 1-5 ATS in its last six games versus teams with a winning record. The scheduling dynamics strongly favor the Owls as Memphis is coming off an emotional 88-85 upset win over Wichita State on February 23 and has a major revenge affair on deck against Cincinnati.
The Owls are going to win this game at the defensive end of the floor where they have been 1.5 points per game better than average (70.9 points per game to teams that would combine to average 72.4 points per game against a mediocre defense).
Temple is 15-5 ATS versus teams averaging 77 or more points per game over the last three seasons. In contrast, Memphis is allowing 76.8 points per game to teams that would combine to average just 72.8 points per game against a mediocre defense).
With Temple standing at 22-12 ATS on the road over the last two seasons, grab the inflated number with the live road underdog as one of Oskeim Sports’ free sports picks for Tuesday, February 26.
Oskeim Sports’ Free Sports Pick for February 26:
- Temple (+5) (-110) over Memphis
- Kent State (-7.5) (-110) over Ohio