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Jan 4, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Tennessee Volunteers vs Memphis Tigers Odds


The Memphis Tigers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Tennessee Volunteers at FedExForum on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

The Tigers currently sports a 8-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-6-1 ATS. The Volunteers are 7-6 and 6-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 6-3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Volunteers have gone 5-4-2 against the number.

View Tennessee vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Memphis sat as 8.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Volunteers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 34 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tennessee is at No. 221. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-81 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 77.8 PPG, against a Volunteers defense that ranks No. 239 at 69.6 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Volunteers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee owns the country's No. 242-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 97 in scoring at home.

Tennessee was a 76-63 winner in its last match at home against Chattanooga. They earned a push of the 13–point spread as favorites. The Volunteers got a terrific 29-point effort from Trae Golden as Tennessee defeated Chattanooga 76-63 on Monday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Memphis was a 67-58 winner in its last match at home against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 67-58 win over the 49ers on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Antonio Barton at FedExForum.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Chattanooga are 6-0
After a win are 4-6

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing UAB are 9-1
After playing Charlotte are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Volunteers at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tennessee's last 16 games on the road
Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Tennessee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Memphis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Tennessee
Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee

Next up:
Tennessee home to Florida, Saturday, January 7
Memphis at UAB, Saturday, January 7