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NCAA Basketball Odds: Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers

The Memphis Tigers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Houston Cougars at FedExForum on Sunday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Memphis Tigers in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Cougars was expected to move the line.

Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Memphis Tigers are 18-10 overall and 10-13 ATS, while the Houston Cougars are 20-8 and 11-12 ATS. As for the betting totals, Memphis boasts a 10-13 on the OU, and Houston is 12-11.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 142-ranked Memphis Tigers and the No. 64-rated Houston Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Memphis's No. 126-ranked scoring average of 74.57 PPG, against a Houston Cougars defense rated No. 27 and allowing 64.64 PPG. The Memphis Tigers FG% has averaged 44.77% to date this season, less than the Houston Cougars shooters have managed so far (45.55% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Damyean Dotson scored 25 points leading the Cougars to a 75-70 victory over Connecticut at Hofheinz Pavilion on Wednesday.

Memphis got 23 points and 11 assists from Jeremiah Martin in a losing cause in their 87-74 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Memphis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Memphis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
  • Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Cincinnati, Thursday, March 2nd
Memphis at Tulane, Thursday, March 2nd