Against the Spread Pick
Temple could be finding Memphis feeling low for this one. The Owls have some decent wins but are still looking to build their resume and road wins are the best way to do that. the way they play their margins are very thin. Quentin Rose and Nate Pierre-Louis are a nice perimeter duo but they are really lacking depth this season and there is not much inside to speak of. Memphis is prime for the pickin’ after losing DJ Jeffries for the rest of the season. Perhaps they rally, but he was a key member of their vaunted recruiting class that included James Wiseman. I still think the Tigers have enough talent to finish strong but the lower that level drops the more Penny Hardaway actually has to coach and that might not be an advantage. I am hoping that this injury flies a little under the radar and we get a really nice price as a result. Take Temple on the road.
Over Under Pick
These teams are prone to playing sluggishly. When you look at Memphis you see lots of strong athletes but they lack coordination on offense and are anything but efficient. For Temple, they are playing pretty slow and would love to have the shots come from just a few sources. I think both teams take a while to get their offenses going. Even when they do we are not going to see fireworks. Take the under.