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Temple Owls visit Memphis Tigers in college basketball clash

Temple OwlsMemphis Tigers
7-18February 22, 2014, 09:30 | FedExForum20-6

Temple pays a visit to Memphis on Saturday, hoping to send the Tigers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at FedExForum.

The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 13-9-1 ATS. Temple is 10-12 on the totals; Memphis is 8-14.

View Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 16.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game matches up the No. 42 (Tigers) and the No. 262 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Temple, they were a 68-55 loser as they battled Connecticut at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. The Owls got 16 points from Quenton DeCosey, but it was Connecticut that prevailed in a 68-55 final on Thursday at Liacouras Center.

Memphis was a 64-59 winner in its last match on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 64-59 win over the Scarlet Knights on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Michael Dixon Jr. at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Memphis's No. 33-rated squad against Temple's No. 120-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 182 in the country with 5.42 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 108 nationally with 6.44 per match.

A few Owls at Tigers trends to consider:
Temple is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Temple is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Temple at Louisville, Thursday, February 27th
Memphis at Houston, Thursday, February 27th