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Memphis Tigers visit Southern Methodist Mustangs in college basketball clash

Memphis TigersSouthern Methodist Mustangs
16-4February 01, 2014, 02:00 | Moody Coliseum16-5



Memphis pays a visit to Southern Methodist on Saturday, hoping to send the Mustangs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Moody Coliseum.

Southern Methodist will face the 16-4 Tigers, who own a 11-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mustangs are 6-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 4-12 favoring the OVER.

View Memphis Tigers vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Southern Methodist sat as -2-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mustangs at No. 61 and the Tigers at No. 35 heading into this contest.

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Memphis was a 69-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Central Florida. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 69-59 win over the Knights on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Joe Jackson at CFE Arena.

In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 78-71 loser on the road against South Florida. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Mustangs endured a 78-71 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Nic Moore at Sun Dome.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Methodist's No. 136-ranked scoring average of 71.9 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 115 and allowing 68.95 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 48.7% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (48.43% per game).

A few Tigers at Mustangs trends to consider:
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Memphis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Memphis home to Rutgers, Tuesday, February 4th
Southern Methodist at Temple, Thursday, February 6th

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