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Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers in college hoops odds

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Jan 14, 9:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Odds


Houston will look to improve on its 9-7 record on Saturday when they host Memphis in NCAAB odds action at Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Cougars bring a 9-7 record (3-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-5 Tigers, who are 4-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Houston go 4-2-1 so far and the Tigers go 6-6-1.

View Memphis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cougars as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 166-rated Cougars and the No. 37-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-78 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston's No. 90-rated squad against Memphis's No. 128-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 194 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 232 nationally with 5.6 per match.

Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 262-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

Memphis won its last outing, a 60-58 result against Southern Miss on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Memphis got 13 points from Antonio Barton en route to a 60-58 victory over Southern Miss on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Houston was a 74-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Florida. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Alandise Harris scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 74-63 to Central Florida at UCF Arena on Wednesday).

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Central Florida are 6-1
After playing Southern Miss are 10-0
After a win are 6-4

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Methodist are 6-4
After playing Central Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Tigers at Cougars trends to consider:
Memphis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Memphis is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 17 games when playing Memphis
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at Central Florida, Wednesday, January 18
Houston at Southern Methodist, Wednesday, January 18