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Memphis Has Been Awful On The Road

The Memphis Tigers enter a massive Saturday showdown with the UConn Huskies as a terrible bet on the road. In their last 18 games away from home, the Tigers are just 4-13-1 ATS including failing to cover in their one true road game this season.

Shark Bites
  • UConn is 2-3-1 ATS in their last six games against Memphis.
  • Memphis is 5-10 SU in their past 15 road games.
  • Freshman Dedric Lawson leads Memphis in points per game (14.5) and rebounds per game (8.8).

Memphis won both games against UConn last season, but despite holding the Huskies to just 34 percent shooting, won by a mere four points combined. Memphis will welcome Shaq Goodwin back to the lineup after the senior was suspended one game for tripping an opponent.

UConn will need to fix some shooting problems from last game if they want to beat Memphis, who has the third-best defensive field goal percentage in the country. Four of the Huskies five starters shot less than 36 percent from the field in their loss to Temple as the team put up a sad 31.6 shooting percentage.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Memphis Tigers opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Memphis Tigers vs Connecticut Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Connecticut Huskies are 10-4 overall and 5-5-1 ATS, while the Memphis Tigers are 10-4 and 4-6-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Connecticut boasts a 6-4-1 on the OU, and Memphis is 6-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Connecticut Huskies rated this week at No. 34 and the Memphis Tigers sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Connecticut's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 78.36 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 65 at 66.36 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 49.03% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.03% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Tigers and Colonels didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nicholls State was handed a 82-46 defeat on Tuesday at FedExForum.

Shonn Miller scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 55-53 to Temple at XL Center on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Memphis is 4-13-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Memphis is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Connecticut
  • Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Connecticut is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Connecticut is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing Memphis

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Temple, Wednesday, January 13th
Connecticut at Tulsa, Thursday, January 14th