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Feb 2, 2:00 PM | FedExForum

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Memphis Tigers Odds

12-9TEAM RECORD17-3

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Memphis and Tulsa on Saturday, with the host Tigers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Tigers sit at 17-3 (6-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Hurricane are currently 12-9 (11-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 11-3-1 OU, and Tulsa is 6-8 OU.

View Tulsa vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tigers installed as 16-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 58 and the Golden Hurricane at No. 80 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-69 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Memphis's No. 53-ranked scoring average of 73.2 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense rated No. 106 and allowing 63.4 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 47.6% to date this season, more than the Golden Hurricane shooters have managed so far (44% per game).

Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 156-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 133 nationally in scoring at home.

Tulsa was a 62-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Pat Swilling, Jr. scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Hurricane to a win (they lost 62-59 to Southern Miss at Reynolds Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 75-68 winner as they battled East Carolina on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Memphis got 26 points from Joe Jackson en route to a 75-68 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UAB are 9-1
After playing Southern Miss are 5-2
After a loss are 6-4

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Methodist are 9-1
After playing East Carolina are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Golden Hurricane at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games on the road
Tulsa is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Memphis is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Tulsa

Next up:
Tulsa home to UAB, Wednesday, February 6
Memphis at Southern Methodist, Wednesday, February 6