The Memphis Tigers (6-2) will try to prolong a six-game home winning streak when they meet the Albany Great Danes (10-1) at FedExForum. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Albany Great Danes vs. Memphis Tigers Betting Preview
The last time the Great Danes played, they beat the Siena Saints, 74-69. Travis Charles was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Albany played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.0 (below their season average of 40.1) and a turnover percentage of 15.4 (worse than their season average of 14.0). For those same stats, Siena recorded marks of 19.2 and 21.8, respectively.
The Tigers come in on a high note after blowing out the Bryant Bulldogs in their last game, 90-72. Memphis was lifted by Jeremiah Martin, who was the games high scorer with 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting. The Tigers had a better free throw rate (0.153 vs. 0.103) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.686 (above their season average of 0.462).
Albany could have a tough time creating turnovers. Since last season, Memphis ranks 75th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.3 percent), while Albany has forced the 49th-fewest turnovers (17.5 percent). Additionally, the Great Danes, who rank fifth in offensive rebounding percentage (35.1 percent), will go head-to-head against the Tigers, who rank 274th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.7 percent).
Memphis has an outstanding 6-2 SU record, but they have a difficult time covering the spread (1-4-1 ATS). Of the Tigers six games that accepted bets, three have finished under and three have finished over.
Joe Cremo has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Albany, averaging 22.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
Albany Great Danes at Memphis Tigers ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Memphis, ATS Winner – Albany, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers average 15.4 assists per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. The Great Danes rank 107th in assists allowed per game (12.7).
- Albany ranks first in rebounds allowed per game (28.6) while Memphis ranks 164th (35.9).
- The Tigers rank 47th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Great Danes rank 204th (1.6).
- Memphis ranks 199th in three pointers attempted per game (19.5) while Albany ranks 275th (14.8).