Memphis vs Boise State: 2022 NCAA Tournament West Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship-Houston vs Memphis
Mar 13, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Memphis Tigers guard Alex Lomax (10) talks to head coach Penny Hardaway as they take on the Houston Cougars during the AAC Tournament Championship game at Dickies Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 8 Boise State Broncos vs. No. 9 Memphis Tigers

How to Watch:

  • Date: Thursday, March 17
  • Time: 1:45 p.m. ET
  • Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
  • TV: TNT
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

No. 8 BSU STAT No. 9 MEM
Mountain West Conference American
27-7 Record 21-10
68.7 (265th) Points Per Game 75.4 (70th)
60.8 Points Allowed Per Game 68.4
0.6129 (18th) RPI 0.5956 (31st)
74th Strength of Schedule 60th
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Boise State leaders:

Feb 19, 2022; Boise, Idaho, USA; Broncos forward Abu Kigab (24) posts up on Utah State Aggies guard RJ Eytle-Rock (5) during first half at ExtraMile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
  • Abu Kigab, F, SR: 14.7 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 2.4 APG, 50.6% FG
  • Marcus Shaver Jr., G, SR: 13.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.1 SPG

Memphis leaders:

Mar 13, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Tigers forward DeAndre Williams (12) drives to the basket against Houston Cougars forward Reggie Chaney (32) during the first half at Dickies Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jalen Duran, C, FR: 12.2 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 2.2 BPG, 62.6% FG
  • DeAndre Williams, F, SR: 10.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 55.2% FG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • MEM Moneyline: -145
  • BSU Moneyline: +125
  • Spread: MEM -2.5
  • Over/Under: 132
  • ATS Record: MEM 15-15-1, BSU 18-15
  • Over/Under Record: MEM 16-14-1, BSU 15-18

Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.


The Pick:

  • The Tigers are exactly the kind of trendy pick that people love to make in the Big Dance. They have loads of raw ability and lots of inexperience with three of their top seven players being freshmen on a team that hasn’t made the tournament since 2013-14. Meanwhile, six of the top seven members of the Broncos’ rotation are seniors, even though they too haven’t made the tournament since 2014-15.
  • Both teams coming into this game riding hot, with the Tigers winning ten of its final eleven games, and the Broncos going 21-3 over their final stretch, including winning their conference tournament.
  • With both teams playing in their first NCAA Tournament game in a while, the team that handles its nerves best could give itself a leg up. The Broncos’ age is an advantage, as is the fact that they averaged just 12.1 turnovers a game this year, while the Tigers have given the ball away 16.4 times, with is the 5th-worst in the nation and the worst of any team that made the tournament.
  • Part of that is thanks to their style of play. The Tigers are 34th in the nation in adjusted tempo, while the Broncos are 305th. The Broncos will want to slow the game down and rely on their 16th ranked defense, but their 76th ranked offense is not that far behind the 50th-ranked unit that the Tigers will put out there. Both teams are pretty well-rounded, so it will likely just come down to which team can impose its pace and limit costly mistakes.

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