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Memphis Can’t Win At Fifth Third Arena, But Covers With Ease

The heated rivalry between Memphis and Cincinnati, which has spanned 39 years and four conferences, will add the 74th chapter Thursday night. Fifth Third Arena has not been kind to Memphis with the program going just 2-8 SU in its past 10 visits to Cincy. However, the Tigers have gone a stellar 7-3 ATS for bettors in that span.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in the past 7 games between Memphis and Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena.
  • Memphis is 11-0 SU in its last 11 games after consecutive losses.
  • Cincinnati is 10-0 SU in its last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

Memphis has hit the skids of late, with the Tigers dropping three of their past four. During those four outings, Memphis has averaged just 61.8 ppg while shooting under 40 percent from the field. Dedric Lawson has cemented himself as the front-runner for the American Player of the Year, as the guard is averaging 19.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game on the year.

Cincinnati continues to march toward the NCAAB tournament thanks to stellar defensive play. The Bearcats are allowing the sixth-fewest points per game (60.9) while holding opponents to the third-worst shooting percentage (37.5 percent) in the country. Cincinnati’s frontcourt duo of Kyle Washington and Gary Clark has been unstoppable, averaging a combined 27.2 points and 18.8 rebounds per game in the past six outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Cincinnati Bearcats to cover the point spread in this one found them as -13-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bearcats currently sport a 24-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-11-1 ATS. The Memphis Tigers are 18-9 and 9-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cincinnati Bearcats produce a 12-12-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Memphis Tigers have gone 9-13 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 9-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 109-rated Memphis Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Memphis Tigers rank No. 77 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.41 per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 87 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cincinnati is college basketball's No. 116-ranked team at 7.63 per game, while the Memphis Tigers rate No. 234 with 5.81 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Memphis got 13 points from Craig Randall but lost anyway, 65-62, to Connecticut on Thursday at XL Center.

Cincinnati cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tulsa out of the gym and running up a 80-60 score at Fifth Third Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games
  • Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Memphis is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Houston, Sunday, February 26th
Cincinnati at Central Florida, Sunday, February 26th

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