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Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 20, 9:00 PM | FedExForum

Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Odds


The Memphis Tigers will be trying to slam the Houston Cougars on Wednesday when the teams tip off at FedExForum in college betting action.

Memphis will face the 15-9 Cougars, who own a 7-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 14-5-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 11-4 favoring the OVER.

View Houston vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 19-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 26 and the Cougars sitting at No. 155. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 83-78 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 74.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 305 at 72.4 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 101-92 loser on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Houston got 31 points from TaShawn Thomas en route to a 101-92 loss at the hands of Houston on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

Memphis was a 71-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Marshall. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got a 23-point performance from Adonis Thomas, who added 10 rebounds, as Memphis ran past Marshall 71-59 on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas El Paso are 7-3
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Southern Miss are 8-2
After playing Marshall are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

A few Cougars at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Houston
Memphis is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 27
Memphis home to Southern Miss, Saturday, February 23