Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:55 AM

Thursday's Tip Sheet

This Thursday night’s college basketball betting board is highlighted by a pair of head-to-head showdowns between nationally ranked teams in the AAC and the Pac-12.

Early in the night, the No. 21 Memphis Tigers are on the road against the No. 23 Wichita State Shockers. Out on the West Coast, the No. 24 Arizona Wildcats square off against the No. 9 Oregon Ducks in Eugene.

No. 21 Memphis Tigers at No. 23 Wichita State Shockers
(ESPN2, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Betting Odds: Wichita State -4, Total 140
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Betting Matchup

Memphis closed out the nonconference portion of its schedule with a stunning 65-62 loss to Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 4 as a 7 ½-point home favorite. This snapped a straight-up 10 game winning streak as part of an overall record of 12-2. The Tigers are 8-5-1 against the spread after failing to cover in their last two games. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last seven games. The Tigers shot 36.1 percent from the field and 7-for-22 from three-point range in Saturday’s loss.

Freshman forward Precious Achiuwa led all scorers with 20 points.

Wichita State has won 13 of its first 14 games SU. The only setback was an 11-point loss to West Virginia as a one-point underdog on Nov. 27. The Shockers are 8-6 ATS. The total stayed UNDER 139 ½ points in Saturday’s 74-54 romp over Mississippi as 7 ½-point home favorites. It had gone OVER in their previous seven games. Erik Stevenson stepped up his game against Ole Miss with a career-high 29 points. The sophomore guard is the team’s leading scorer with 14.1 points per game. Wichita State is averaging 76.9 PPG.

Betting Trends

-- The Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games in January and they have failed to cover in four of their last five Thursday games.

-- The Shockers have a SU 10-game winning streak at home. The total has gone OVER in four of their last five AAC games.

-- Over the past four meetings, the series is tied 2-2 both SU and ATS with the total going OVER in the last three games. Memphis did win both meetings last season (SU and ATS)

No. 24 Arizona Wildcats at No. 9 Oregon Ducks
(ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)

Betting Odds: Oregon -3, Total 143
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Betting Matchup

The Wildcats closed out their nonconference schedule on Dec. 21 with a stunning 70-67 loss to St. John’s as a 12-point home favorite. They bounced back on Saturday, Jan. 4 by pounding rival Arizona State 75-47 to easily cover the 10 ½ point at home in their Pac-12 opener. Arizona is 11-3 SU with a 7-7 record ATS after failing to cover in six of its last eight games. The total has stayed UNDER in four of its last six contests. The Wildcats have the ninth-highest scoring total in the country with 83.1 PPG.

Freshman forward Zeke Nnaji has led the way with 16.6 points and 8.1 rebounds a game.

Oregon has split its first two conference games with a nine-point road loss to Colorado as a two-point underdog ahead of Saturday’s 69-64 road win against Utah as a 4 ½-point favorite. The Ducks are 12-3 SU and 11-4 ATS. The total has gone OVER in 10 of those 14 games.

Payton Pritchard scored 19 points in the win against the Utes. The senior guard leads the team in both points (18.7) and assists (5.9). Oregon is averaging 78.5 points a game.

Betting Trends

-- The Wildcats have failed to cover in seven of their last eight road games and the total has stayed UNDER in six of their last eight games in the conference.

-- The Ducks are boasting a 13-game winning streak at home SU with a 9-1 record ATS in their last 10 Pac-12 matchups.

-- Oregon won both games last season SU and ATS. With five SU wins in the last eight meetings, the Ducks have a 7-1 edge ATS. The total stayed UNDER in each game last season after going OVER in the previous six matchups.

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