The Samford Bulldogs (2-6) can put an end to a five-game road losing streak when they go head-to-head against the Memphis Tigers (4-2) at FedExForum. Memphis opened as a 9-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 144 points. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Samford Bulldogs vs. Memphis Tigers ATS Preview
The last time the Bulldogs played, they got blown out by the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 89-58. Samford’s Demetrius Dyson had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 18 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Jacksonville State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.726 (above their season average of 0.570). Samford, meanwhile, held the Gamecocks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.5 (below their season average of 33.5).
The Tigers will look to keep it rolling after edging the Mercer Bears in their last matchup, 83-81. With 19 points on 4-for-12 shooting, Jeremiah Martin was the games leading scorer. Memphis dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 17.6) and a free throw rate of 0.448 (above their season average of 0.285). For those same stats, Mercer was 18.8 and 0.288, respectively.
Memphis could put on a ball-control clinic in this meeting. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Memphis ranks 55th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16