Virginia Commonwealth Rams host Memphis Tigers in college basketball action
Memphis Tigers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds
The Memphis Tigers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rams in Virginia Commonwealth at Atlantis Resort on Thursday in college basketball action.
The game is being played at Atlantis Resort, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Rams bring a 2-1 record (0-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-0 Tigers, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Commonwealth go 0-1 so far and the Tigers go 0-0.
Bettors looking to side with Virginia Commonwealth in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 97-ranked Rams and the No. 10-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-78 win for the Rams on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 186 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 117 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Commonwealth is college basketball's No. 37-ranked team at 8.7 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 255 with 5 per game.
Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Memphis was a 65-54 winner at home against Samford. They failed to cover the 26-point spread as favorites. Memphis earned a 65-54 victory over Samford on Saturday, getting 16 points from Adonis Thomas at FedExForum.
In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 90-54 winner on the road against Winthrop. Virginia Commonwealth cruised to victory on Saturday, running Winthrop out of the gym and running up a 90-54 score at Winthrop Coliseum.
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 3-1
After playing Samford are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Winthrop are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Tigers at Rams trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
Memphis home to Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, November 29
Virginia Commonwealth home to Stetson, Wednesday, November 28