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Feb 23, 1:00 PM | FedExForum

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Memphis Tigers Odds

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The visiting Southern Miss Golden Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at FedExForum against the Memphis Tigers.

This season, the Tigers are 23-3 overall and 10-13 ATS ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 21-6 and 12-11-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Memphis boasts a 15-5-1 on the OU, and Southern Miss is 9-11.

View Southern Miss vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tigers installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 26 and the Golden Eagles at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-79 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 32 nationally ranked offense (75.1 points per game) against a Golden Eagles defense that sits as the No. 36 at 59.8 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 48% from the field, less than the Golden Eagles have managed so far this season (48.3% on average).

Defensively, Southern Miss features the nation's No. 44-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 45-39 winner as they battled Texas El Paso at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Jerrold Brooks scored 13 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 45-39 victory over Texas El Paso at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday.

Memphis was an 81-74 winner in its last match at home against Houston. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Adonis Thomas scored 22 points leading the Tigers to an 81-74 victory over Houston at FedExForum on Wednesday.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing East Carolina are 5-5
After playing Texas El Paso are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Xavier are 1-1
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

A few Golden Eagles at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Southern Miss's last 10 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Southern Miss is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 7 games on the road
Southern Miss is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Miss

Next up:
Southern Miss home to East Carolina, Saturday, March 2
Memphis at Xavier, Tuesday, February 26

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