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Jan 19, 12:30 PM | FedExForum

Harvard Crimson vs Memphis Tigers Odds


The Harvard Crimson will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Tigers in Memphis at FedExForum on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Tigers sit at 13-3 (6-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Crimson are currently 9-5 (7-4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 8-2-1 OU, and Harvard is 7-4 OU.

View Harvard vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Crimson were listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 185-rated Harvard taking on the No. 71-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-74 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 53 nationally ranked offense (74.1 points per game) against a Crimson defense that sits as the No. 123 at 64.1 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 48.4% from the field, less than the Crimson have managed so far this season (48.6% on average).

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.6 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Harvard was a 75-65 winner on the road against Dartmouth. They earned a push of the 10-point spread as favorites. Siyani Chambers scored 22 points leading the Crimson to a 75-65 victory over Dartmouth at Leede Arena on Saturday.

Memphis was a 77-51 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rice. They covered the 19.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Tigers and Owls didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rice was handed a 77-51 defeat on Wednesday at Autry Court.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dartmouth are 9-1
After playing Dartmouth are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tulane are 9-1
After playing Rice are 6-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Crimson at Tigers trends to consider:
Harvard is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Harvard is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Harvard home to Dartmouth, Saturday, January 26
Memphis home to Tulane, Tuesday, January 22