Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers

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Nov 17, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Samford Bulldogs vs Memphis Tigers Odds

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The Memphis Tigers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Samford Bulldogs at FedExForum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

Memphis battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 1-2 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Tigers and 0-0 for the Bulldogs.

View Samford vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as 24.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 10 and the Bulldogs at No. 282 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-62 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Memphis has the nation's No. 52-rated offensive output, at 81 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 170 allowing on average 65 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 42% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 271-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.5 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford was an 80-54 loser in its last match on the road against Louisville. They covered the 29-point spread as underdogs. Samford was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Louisville and falling by an 80-54 score at KFC Yum! Center.

Memphis was an 81-66 winner in its last match at home against North Florida. The Tigers grabbed an 81-66 win over the Ospreys on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Tarik Black at FedExForum.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toledo are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Memphis is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Samford at Toledo, Wednesday, November 21
Memphis at Virginia Commonwealth, Thursday, November 22

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