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Huskies open as underdog vs Tigers

Memphis TigersConnecticut Huskies
3-7December 07, 2013, 01:00 | Rentschler Field2-9

Memphis travels to Connecticut on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-7 mark in Week 15 action with a victory over the Huskies.

The Huskies are 2-9 so far on the season, and 4-7 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 3-7 and 6-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Connecticut go 6-5 and the Tigers go 2-8 on the totals.

View Memphis Tigers vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as -1.5-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 104-rated Huskies and the No. 79-ranked Tigers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 19-9 result in favor of the Tigers.

In their last game, Connecticut's aerial attack generated 311 yards and the Huskies came away with a 28-17 victory over Rutgers at Rentschler Field.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 115-ranked offense (18.36 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 34 at 22.73 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 213.36 yards per game, less than the Tigers give up through the air (235.36 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 86.75 yards per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, ranks No. 121 in rushing offense at home.

A few Tigers at Huskies trends to consider:
Memphis is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Memphis is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 11 games
Memphis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Connecticut is 6-13-3 ATS in its last 22 games
Connecticut is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Connecticut is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games at home