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Memphis Tigers host Rice Owls in college basketball action

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Jan 25, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Rice Owls vs Memphis Tigers Odds


The Tigers will try to cover the spread at FedExForum on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Rice Owls in college basketball action.

The Tigers sit at 13-6 (6-9-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 11-9 (4-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 7-7-2 OU, and Rice is 3-7-1 OU.

View Rice vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Tigers installed as 13-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Owls odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 71. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-76 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Memphis's No. 49-ranked scoring average of 74.8 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 116 and allowing 64.7 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 48.4% to date this season, more than the Owls shooters have managed so far (44.3% per game).

Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 132 nationally in scoring at home.

Rice lost its last outing, a 70-46 result against Tulsa on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Rice was run off the court by the Golden Hurricane on Saturday as Tulsa routed them 70-46 at Autry Court.

In their last action, Memphis was a 63-45 winner at home against Southern Methodist. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got 24 points from Will Barton as Memphis ran past Southern Methodist 63-45 on Saturday at FedExForum.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Marshall are 7-1
After playing Southern Methodist are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Owls at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games on the road
Rice is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Rice is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games

Next up:
Rice home to Tulane, Saturday, January 28
Memphis home to Marshall, Saturday, January 28