Memphis on the floor vs. Connecticut
The Memphis Tigers will get another shot at the UConn Huskies on Saturday afternoon as those two ranked schools hit the hardwood together in college basketball betting action.
Connecticut topped Memphis 83-73 as a 7-point road underdog on the college basketball odds when the teams met for the first time this season on January 16.
That game turned out to be an OVER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks.
The Huskies are 19-5 so far on the season, and 12-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 19-5 and 13-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Connecticut go 9-12-1 and the Tigers go 7-13 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Huskies as -3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 28 in the latest survey.
In their last action, Memphis was a 76-70 winner at home against Central Florida. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Joe Jackson scored 18 points leading the Tigers to a 76-70 victory over Central Florida at FedExForum on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Connecticut's No. 59-ranked scoring average of 75.58 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 117 and allowing 69.12 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 46.49% to date this season, less than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (48.06% per game).
A few Tigers at Huskies trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Memphis is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
Connecticut is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Memphis at Rutgers, Thursday, February 20th
Connecticut at Temple, Thursday, February 20th