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Connecticut HuskiesMemphis Tigers
13-3January 16, 2014, 07:00 | FedExForum12-3



The Memphis Tigers host Connecticut on Thursday, looking to build on their 12-3 mark against the 13-3 Huskies in college hoops action at FedExForum.

The Tigers sport a record of 12-3 and 8-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Huskies have 13-3 and 5-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-9 for the Tigers and 6-7-1 for the Huskies.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Memphis sat as -7-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 32-rated Tigers and the No. 49-ranked Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Connecticut won its last outing, an 84-61 result against Central Florida on January 11. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Huskies blew out Central Florida on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-61 win at Gampel Pavilion.

Memphis was a 79-69 winner in its last match on the road against Temple. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Shaq Goodwin scored 23 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Memphis on Saturday, leading the Tigers to a 79-69 victory over Temple at Liacouras Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Memphis has the nation's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 79.87 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 42 allowing on average 64.62 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 47.27% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.14% per game.

A few Huskies at Tigers trends to consider:
Connecticut is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
Connecticut is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Connecticut's last 22 games on the road
Memphis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Memphis is 22-1 SU in its last 23 games at home


Next up:
Connecticut home to Louisville, Saturday, January 18th
Memphis at Lemoyne-Owen, Saturday, January 18th

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