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Memphis Tigers Face the Houston Cougars: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Houston Cougars try to run the Memphis Tigers off the court at Hofheinz Pavilion in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Houston Cougars betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars are 14-5 so far on the season, and 7-7 ATS vs the number. The Memphis Tigers, meanwhile, are 13-5 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 5-9 and the Memphis Tigers go 6-7 on betting totals.

The Cougars - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 158 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Memphis is at No. 149.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston's No. 184-rated squad against Memphis's No. 78-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 96 in the country with 8.05 per game, while their foes tonight, the Memphis Tigers rank No. 230 nationally with 5.94 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers grabbed a 62-56 win over the Bulls on Saturday, behind a 30-point effort from Markel Crawford at FedExForum.

The Cougars wasted a 28-point performance from Rob Gray Jr. in losing to Central Florida 77-70 on Saturday at CFE Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
  • Memphis is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Memphis is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Houston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Houston is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games when playing Memphis

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Central Florida, Sunday, January 22nd
Houston at Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 21st