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Memphis Tigers home to Austin Peay Governors in NCAA Basketball betting action

Austin Peay GovernorsMemphis Tigers
Dec 8, 1:00 PM | FedExForum

Austin Peay Governors vs Memphis Tigers Odds

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FedExForum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Memphis Tigers and the visiting Austin Peay Governors in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Tigers are 5-2 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs. the number. The Governors, meanwhile, are 4-4 and 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 3-0-1 and the Governors go 0-1 on the totals.

View Austin Peay vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as 24.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Governors was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 174-ranked Tigers and the No. 231-rated Governors in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-72 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

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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. 84-rated offensive output, at 73.6 PPG. The visiting Governors defense ranks No. 263 allowing on average 71.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 318-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.3 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 142 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Austin Peay, they were an 88-63 winner as they battled Oakland City at home. The Governors blew out Oakland City on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 88-63 win at Winfield Dunn Center.

Memphis won its last outing, an 84-58 result against Ohio on December 5. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The battle between the Tigers and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Ohio was handed an 84-58 defeat on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Arkansas State are 0-3
After playing Oakland City are 1-1
After a win are 4-6

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Louisville are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Governors at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Austin Peay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Austin Peay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Austin Peay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Austin Peay
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Austin Peay
Memphis is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Austin Peay at Arkansas State, Sunday, December 16
Memphis home to Louisville, Saturday, December 15