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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Memphis Tigers in college hoops odds

Memphis TigersRutgers Scarlet Knights
19-6February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center10-16

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Louis Brown Athletic Center Thursday as host Rutgers looks to handle the Memphis Tigers in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Scarlet Knights are 10-16 overall and 10-14 ATS, while the Tigers are 19-6 and 13-8-1 ATS. As for the totals, Rutgers boasts a 16-8 on the OU, and Memphis is 8-13.

View Memphis Tigers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

The Scarlet Knights were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Scarlet Knights sit at No. 307 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 42 on the same chart.

Last time out for Memphis, they were an 86-81 loser as they battled Connecticut on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 5-point underdog. Joe Jackson scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 86-81 to Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 87-ranked offense, averaging 73.73 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 132 at 69.8 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.34% per game.

A few Tigers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Memphis is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Memphis is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Rutgers is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Rutgers is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Temple, Saturday, February 22nd
Rutgers at Central Florida, Wednesday, February 26th