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Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 20, 9:00 PM | FedExForum

Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Odds

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The Memphis Tigers will be trying to slam the Houston Cougars on Wednesday when the teams tip off at FedExForum in college betting action.

Memphis will face the 15-9 Cougars, who own a 7-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 14-5-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 11-4 favoring the OVER.

View Houston vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 19-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 26 and the Cougars sitting at No. 155. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 83-78 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 74.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 305 at 72.4 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 101-92 loser on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Houston got 31 points from TaShawn Thomas en route to a 101-92 loss at the hands of Houston on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

Memphis was a 71-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Marshall. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got a 23-point performance from Adonis Thomas, who added 10 rebounds, as Memphis ran past Marshall 71-59 on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas El Paso are 7-3
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Southern Miss are 8-2
After playing Marshall are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

A few Cougars at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Houston
Memphis is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 27
Memphis home to Southern Miss, Saturday, February 23