Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers 2-26-23 NCAA Basketball Analysis, Tips and Odds

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers 2/26/23 – On Sunday, the Memphis Tigers (21-7 SU) will play host to the Cincinnati Bearcats (19-10 SU). On Jan. 22, Memphis defeated the Bearcats 75-68. The NCAAB betting sites assume the Memphis Tigers to win again over Bearcats.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers 

Date & Time: Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET

Location: FedExForum

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers Betting Odds 


Moneyline: +245

Spread: +6.5 (-105)

Total: 152.5 over (-105)


Moneyline: -265

Spread: -6.5 (-105)

Total: 152.5 under (-105)

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers Analysis

Cincinnati Bearcats survived a Temple scare at home on Wednesday. They won 88-83 in overtime. The Bearcats shot 28-of-30 (93%) free throws, improving their record to 10-6 in AAC. The Bearcats have been a good team this season. The Bearcats’ favorable turnover margin of +1.83 per game is third in the AAC. This has allowed them to enjoy a +8.1 scoring margin which is second only Houston. The Bearcats average 77.4 points per game and are one of the best perimeter shooting teams in the country. They shoot 9.0 three-pointers per contest, ranking 37th in the nation. Cincinnati shoots 35.7% from downtown. At 41.7%, Nolley is the AAC’s best three-point shooter. Cincinnati is fourth in the league, with a rebounding margin at +2.3 boards. 

After Thursday’s win at Wichita State (83-78), the Bearcats are now looking up to Memphis. Memphis Tigers is currently second in the AAC standings, at 11-4. The Tigers shot 55% and were led by Kendric Davis, who scored a record 19 points. The Tigers average 48.4% shooting percentage and average 80.0 points per game. This is the 22nd best in the country. They attempted the most three-pointers and missed the least. At +6.9 points per match, they are third in AAC scoring margin. They allow 73.2 points per match, but this is mainly due to their fast-paced play. This season, the Tigers have held opponents to 40.6% field goal shooting, which ranks third in the AAC as well as 30th in America. Memphis ranks seventh in the AAC for rebounding margin. However, they make up for that with steals or blocked shots. In both those categories, the Tigers are second.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers Against the Spread

Cincinnati are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games. Cincinnati are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games. Cincinnati are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Memphis. Cincinnati are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Memphis. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 6 games. Memphis are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games against Cincinnati. Memphis are 18-1 SU in their last 19 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis’ last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati. Memphis are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers Free Pick

Because of their excellent interior play and ability to score consistently in the paint, NCAAB betting trends take the Tigers to win at home. It could be a long day in Cincinnati for Viktor Lakhin, if he isn’t 100% healthy. The Bearcats lost seven points despite Lakhin’s 22 points and 10 rebounds against Memphis earlier in the season. We won’t see Lakhin produce anything close to that on Sunday. Cincinnati has some good guards but Kendric is the best conference player.

Free Pick: Memphis Tigers -6.5 (-105)