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Memphis SE Missouri State Betting Preview

SE Missouri State RedhawksMemphis Tigers
7-3December 21, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum7-2

The Memphis Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting SE Missouri State Redhawks Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Tigers bring a 7-2 record (5-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-3 Redhawks, who are 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Memphis go 2-4 so far and the Redhawks go 4-3.

View SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting SE Missouri State before tip-off in this one found them as 20.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 37 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Redhawks, who rate No. 78 in the latest survey.

SE Missouri State lost its last outing, a 75-69 result against Illinois-Chicago on December 14. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Redhawks wasted a 28-point performance from Jarekious Bradley in losing to Illinois-Chicago 75-69 on Saturday at Show Me Center.

Memphis was a 77-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Casey Prather scored 22 points leading the Gators to a 77-75 victory over Memphis at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redhawks is ranked No. 99 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with Memphis’s No. 51 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is the No. 207-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while SE Missouri State rates No. 29 at 8.2 per game.

A few Redhawks at Tigers trends to consider:
SE Missouri State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
SE Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
SE Missouri State home to IUPUI, Monday, December 23rd
Memphis at Jackson State, Saturday, December 28th