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Jan 21, 1:00 PM | FedExForum

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers Odds

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The Southern Methodist Mustangs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Tigers in Memphis at FedExForum on Saturday in college basketball action.

Memphis battles the Mustangs, currently sitting with a 10-8 mark (7-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-6-2 for the Tigers and 7-7 for the Mustangs.

View Southern Methodist vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers are listed as 14.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers sit at No. 22 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mustangs sit at No. 209 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 74-70.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mustangs rank No. 332 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.8 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 119 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is college basketball's No. 223-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Mustangs rate No. 39 with 8.1 per game.

Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.8 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 70-54 winner at home against Houston. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist got 16 points from London Giles en route to a 70-54 victory over Houston on Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 68-67 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Tigers got 24 points from Will Barton, but it was Central Florida that prevailed in a 68-67 final on Wednesday at UCF Arena.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tulane are 3-6
After playing Houston are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Rice are 6-0
After playing Central Florida are 6-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mustangs at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Southern Methodist's last 13 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Memphis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Southern Methodist

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Tulane, Wednesday, January 25
Memphis home to Rice, Wednesday, January 25

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