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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Trojans underdogs vs Tigers at Memphis

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansMemphis Tigers
3-5December 13, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum6-1

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Memphis Tigers try to run the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans off the court at FedExForum in college hoops action.

This season, the Tigers are 6-1 overall and 4-1 ATS, while the Trojans are 3-5 and 0-4 ATS. As for the totals, Memphis boasts a 1-3 on the OU, and Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-3.

View Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Memphis opened as -23.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 38-ranked Tigers and the No. 330-rated Trojans in this matchup.

Last time out for Arkansas-Little Rock, they were a 78-64 loser as they battled Tulsa on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. Arkansas-Little Rock suffered a 78-64 loss against Tulsa on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Will Neighbour in a losing effort at Reynolds Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 73 in NCAA hoops at 38.5 per game. Contrast that with Memphis’s No. 31 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is the No. 223-ranked team in the country at 4.57 per game, while Arkansas-Little Rock rates No. 155 at 5.75 per game.

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Jacksonville State, Friday, December 20th
Memphis at Florida, Tuesday, December 17th