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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers College Basketball Betting Preview

The Southern Methodist Mustangs hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at FedExForum against the Memphis Tigers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Memphis Tigers as 4.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Memphis Tigers are 15-12 overall and 9-14-1 ATS, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 22-4 and 9-13 ATS. As for the betting totals, Memphis boasts a 13-11 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 11-11.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Memphis Tigers at No. 126 and the Southern Methodist Mustangs at No. 73 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Memphis's No. 73-ranked scoring average of 77.15 PPG, against a Southern Methodist Mustangs defense rated No. 23 and allowing 64.35 PPG. The Memphis Tigers FG% has averaged 40.71% to date this season, less than the Southern Methodist Mustangs shooters have managed so far (50% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mustangs got 22 points from Nic Moore as Southern Methodist ran past East Carolina 74-63 on Sunday at Moody Coliseum.

Memphis got 17 points from Dedric Lawson but lost anyway, 80-71, to South Florida on Saturday at Sun Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Memphis is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist home to Tulane, Sunday, February 28th
Memphis at Tulsa, Sunday, February 28th