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NCAA Basketball Odds: Memphis Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Memphis Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide battle Friday at Alumni Hall-MD as the Crimson Tide look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Alabama Crimson Tide were listed as -7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Memphis Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Tigers will look to cover the spread vs the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday, as the Tigers are 12-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson Tide are 16-16 ATS. Memphis is 14-13 against the total, while Alabama is 12-20 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Alabama Crimson Tide, most recently No. 82 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Memphis Tigers, who rate No. 233 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Alabama's No. 222-ranked scoring average of 68.53 PPG, against a Memphis Tigers defense rated No. 102 and allowing 70.69 PPG. The Alabama Crimson Tide FG% has averaged 42.36% to date this season, less than the Memphis Tigers shooters have managed so far (44.24% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were hammered by Central Florida on Friday, losing by a 84-54 final at XL Center in college basketball betting action.

Corban Collins scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson Tide to a win (they lost 71-64 to Richmond at Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
  • Alabama is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama's last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Tuesday, November 14th
Alabama at Lipscomb, Tuesday, November 14th