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NCAAB Game Preview - Racers underdogs vs Tigers at Memphis

Murray State RacersMemphis Tigers
Dec 11, 6:00 PM | FedExForum

Murray State Racers vs Memphis Tigers Odds


Murray State travels to Memphis on Sunday, hoping to boost its 9-0 record with a victory over the Tigers.

The Tigers sit at 5-2 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Racers are currently 9-0 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 4-1-1 OU, and Murray State is 3-3 OU.

View Murray State vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Tigers installed as 10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 206-rated Tigers and the No. 142-ranked Racers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-83 result in favor of the Racers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Memphis has the nation's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 82.4 PPG. The visiting Racers defense ranks No. 49 allowing on average 60.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 49.9% so far, more than the Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.

Defensively, Murray State features the nation's No. 93-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Murray State was a 75-58 winner at home against Dayton. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. Murray State earned a 75-58 victory over Dayton on Sunday, getting 21 points from Isaiah Canaan at CFSB Center.

In their last action, Memphis was a 71-54 winner on the road against Miami. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Will Barton scored 27 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over Miami, 71-54, on Tuesday at BankUnited Center.

Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Dayton are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Louisville are 6-4
After playing Miami are 2-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Racers at Tigers trends to consider:
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Murray State home to Lipscomb, Thursday, December 15
Memphis at Louisville, Saturday, December 17