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American Athletic Conference Tournament - Memphis Tigers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Temple Owls

Temple Owls


Memphis Tigers
Friday, March 13, 2015 2:30 PM ET
XL Center

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers battle Friday at XL Center as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Temple Owls opened as -4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Temple Owls will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 14-14-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Memphis Tigers are 13-15 ATS. Temple Owls are 9-16 on betting the total; Memphis Tigers are 11-16.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Memphis Tigers at No. 57 and the Temple Owls at No. 13 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Stats Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Memphis's No. 31-rated squad against Temple's No. 17-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 209 in the country with 5.19 per game, while their foes tonight, the Temple Owls rank No. 130 nationally with 6.42 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls got 23 points from Will Cummings as Temple ran past Connecticut 75-63 on Saturday at Liacouras Center.

Shaq Goodwin scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 77-65 to Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena on Sunday).

Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Temple is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Temple is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Temple is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Temple
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Temple