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Rutgers Scarlet Knights face Memphis Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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9-13February 04, 2014, 07:00 | FedExForum16-5

FedExForum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Memphis Tigers and the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights in college hoops action on Tuesday.

This season, the Tigers are 16-5 overall and 11-7 ATS, while the Scarlet Knights are 9-13 and 9-11 ATS. As for the totals, Memphis boasts a 5-12 on the OU, and Rutgers is 12-8.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Memphis opened as -16-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. 40-ranked Tigers and the No. 184-rated Scarlet Knights in this matchup.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 93-70 winner at home against Houston. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Scarlet Knights blew out Houston on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 93-70 win at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Memphis was an 87-72 loser in its last match on the road against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Memphis got 22 points from Joe Jackson but lost anyway, 87-72, to Southern Methodist on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Memphis's No. 22-ranked scoring average of 79.76 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense rated No. 229 and allowing 75.59 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 48.04% to date this season, more than the Scarlet Knights shooters have managed so far (43.84% per game).

A few Scarlet Knights at Tigers trends to consider:
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Rutgers at South Florida, Saturday, February 8th
Memphis at Gonzaga, Saturday, February 8th