Wayne Root - Memphis vs Virginia Tech

CBB POWERPLAY STEAM OF THE MONTH

Handicapper
Wayne Root
League
NCAAB
Competition
Memphis vs Virginia Tech
Time
11/24/2021 09:30 PM
Bet Type
Point Spread
Pick
Memphis -2.5 (-110) (Play MGM)
Outcome
Win
Analysis
Root Reserve on Memphis -2.5 Memphis has won each of its first four games, with victories over Tennessee Tech, North Carolina Central, St Louis and Western Kentucky. The most recent victory for Memphis was 74-62 over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers last Friday. Jalen Duran, who is the leading scorer for Memphis on the season, scored 22 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for the Tigers. Memphis does not have any players listed on its injury report. The Memphis Tigers are off to a solid start with victories in each of their first four games and have one of the best defenses in the nation while also scoring an average of 85.8 points per game which is 35th in the country. Memphis has a very strong front court with center Jalen Duren leading the Tigers in scoring with an average of 15.0 points per game and forward Emoni Bates the second-leading scorer with an average of 13.3 points per game, which makes the Tigers very difficult to contain in the paint. Memphis has covered the spread in 16 of its last 20. Virginia Tech is allowing the fewest points of any team in the nation but the Hokies have not faced an opponent like they will face when playing Memphis. The Hokies have defeated teams such as Radford, Navy, Maine, Merrimack and St. Francis (PA). The Memphis Tigers have one of the best all-around rosters in the country evidenced y the strength on both ends of their court.

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