Memphis Tigers host Ohio Bobcats in college basketball action
Ohio Bobcats vs Memphis Tigers Odds
The Memphis Tigers host Ohio on Wednesday, looking to build on their 4-2 mark against the 6-1 Bobcats in college hoops action at FedExForum.
This season, the Tigers are 4-2 overall and 2-3 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 6-1 and 4-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Memphis boasts a 3-0 on the OU, and Ohio is 0-1.
Bettors looking to back visiting Ohio before tip-off in this one found them as 7-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 168-rated Ohio taking on the No. 174-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 85-74 win for the Bobcats on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Memphis has the nation's No. 116-rated offensive output, at 71.8 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 54 allowing on average 58.9 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.6% per game.
Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 256-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Ohio was an 84-76 loser on the road against Robert Morris. D.J. Cooper scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 84-76 to Robert Morris at Sewall Center on Saturday).
In their last action, Memphis was a 93-65 winner at home against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 24-point spread as favorites. Memphis cruised to victory on Thursday, running Tennessee-Martin out of the gym and running up a 93-65 score at FedExForum.
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 3-1
After playing Robert Morris are 1-2
After a loss are 8-2
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Austin Peay are 6-2
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 3-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Bobcats at Tigers trends to consider:
Ohio is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Memphis is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Memphis is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
Ohio home to Oakland, Saturday, December 8
Memphis home to Austin Peay, Saturday, December 8