Memphis vs. Saint Louis Prediction: Memphis Gets Biggest Test Yet

Memphis vs. Saint Louis prediction and pick for Tuesday's college basketball matchup. Jason Radowitz gives his pick for this showdown.
Jason Radowitz
Tue, November 16, 9:47 AM EST

Memphis vs. Saint Louis Prediction: Memphis Gets Biggest Test Yet

The Memphis Tigers are 2-0 on the season with one of the best recruiting classes, if not the best, in the nation. With two easy victories over Tennessee Tech and NC Central, it’s time for a real test for Memphis. Memphis will welcome a 3-0 St. Louis Billikens team home in what should be an absolute thriller. Like Memphis, St. Louis has had an easy schedule up to this point. With that easy schedule, the Billikens have absolutely dismantled teams, winning by an average of 50 points.

However, things are about to change for St. Louis. They won’t defeat Memphis by 50. However, a win against the spread would do for some bettors. Here are our picks and predictions for the Memphis vs. Saint Louis game on Tuesday, November 16.

Memphis vs. Saint Louis Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Where To Watch: ESPN+

Memphis vs. Saint Louis Odds

Memphis vs. Saint Louis  INJURY REPORT

St. Louis: Javonte Perkins G (Out)

Memphis: None

Memphis vs. St. Louis Prediction

It’s no secret how talented the Memphis Tigers are. With one of the best freshman classes in America, the Tigers are looking to take a huge stride this season and make
the NCAA Tournament. Currently, the Tigers are 2-0 on the season but haven’t really played any legitimate competition. Tonight, it’ll be the firsts major test for this star-studded freshman class, including Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren. Bates leads the team in scoring with 16 points, while Duren leads the team with 8.5 rebounds while putting together four blocks a game along with 12.5 points per game.

For Memphis, they’re going to have to rely on DeAndre Williams for some leadership as he’s the only senior that is a main contributor on this team. There are plenty of questions that will be answered tonight regarding how this team will do against better competition. Oddsmakers believe they’ll be just fine, but St. Louis, even without Javonte Perkins, is a serious threat in the A-10 and a legitimate team that could knock off any Top 25 team right now.

St. Louis has a roster full of experience, including Jordan Nesbitt, who transferred from Memphis to St. Louis. There’s plenty of depth between guards like Gibson Jemerson, Yuri Collins, and DeAndre Jones, who transfers from Central Arkansas. Francis Okoro, a transfer out of Oregon, is a big body that might work his way into the starting lineup sooner than later. Against Eastern Illinois, he put together a double-double with just 18 minutes of action. However, he also had four fouls in that game, which is obviously going to keep him out of game action most of the time.

So far, Memphis hasn’t been all that dominant on the defensive glass, which is an area that St. Louis can excel at. Both defenses will be elite this year with so much length, and Memphis easily has the better offense, but this game seems like a single-digit game throughout. Therefore, I’ll take the points with St. Louis.

Memphis Tigers vs. St. Louis Billikens Pick

Jason Radowitz
@Jason_Radowitz
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.
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