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Robert Morris Colonials take on Tigers in college basketball test

Robert Morris ColonialsMemphis Tigers
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | FedExForum

Robert Morris Colonials vs Memphis Tigers Odds

10-3TEAM RECORD6-5

The Memphis Tigers will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Colonials at FedExForum in NCAAB action.

The Colonials will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 1-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 3-5-1 ATS. Robert Morris is 0-1 against the total, while Memphis is 6-2-1 versus the number.

View Robert Morris vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 70-rated Tigers and the No. 141-ranked Colonials, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-76 result in favor of the Colonials.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Memphis has the nation's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 80 PPG. The visiting Colonials defense ranks No. 44 allowing on average 59.8 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Colonials marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Robert Morris features the nation's No. 45-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.

Robert Morris won its last outing, a 59-56 result against Youngstown State on December 22. Velton Jones scored 15 points leading the Colonials to a 59-56 victory over Youngstown State at Beeghly Center on Thursday.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 70-59 loser as they battled Georgetown on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. Chris Crawford scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 70-59 to Georgetown at Verizon Center on Thursday).

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Georgetown are 7-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Colonials at Tigers trends to consider:
Memphis is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Robert Morris at Ohio, Monday, January 2
Memphis home to Charlotte, Saturday, December 31

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