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College basketball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Owls

Memphis TigersTemple Owls
11-3January 11, 2014, 03:00 | Liacouras Center5-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Temple vs Memphis battle Saturday at Liacouras Center as the Owls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Owls sit at 5-8 (4-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 11-3 (7-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Temple is 5-5 OU, and Memphis is 3-8 OU.

View Memphis Tigers vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Owls in this one found them listed as 6-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Tigers was expected to move the line.

The Owls sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 55 on the same chart.

Memphis was a 73-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Louisville. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Memphis got 15 points from Shaq Goodwin en route to a 73-67 victory over Louisville on Thursday at KFC Yum! Center.

Temple was an 82-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against South Florida. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Anthony Lee scored 22 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 82-75 against South Florida in college basketball action at Liacouras Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 78.15 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 131 at 69.5 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 45.27% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.52% per game.

A few Tigers at Owls trends to consider:
Memphis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Memphis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 12 games on the road
Temple is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Temple is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Temple is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Connecticut, Thursday, January 16th
Temple at Cincinnati, Tuesday, January 14th