The Little Rock Trojans (0-1) will travel to FedExForum to challenge the Memphis Tigers (0-1) in their home opener. The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 135.5 points with Memphis set as a 13.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Little Rock Trojans at Memphis Tigers Odds Preview
The last time the Trojans played, they lost a tough one against the Ouachita Baptist Tigers, 81-79. With 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Damir Hadzic was Little Rocks high scorer. Ouachita Baptist did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (9-12; 75.0 percent). Little Rock, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.3 vs. 19.2).
The Tigers are trying to rebound after their 82-70 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in their last outing. Kyvon Davenport was Memphis leading scorer with 15 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Alabama made 11 of their 27 three pointers (40.7 percent). Memphis, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.3 vs. 35.1).
The Trojans are 15-18 straight up (SU) and 9-18 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Games involving Little Rock have had a tendency to go under the projected point total since last season (63.0 percent).
The Tigers are 19-14 SU since last season, but are just 12-15-1 ATS. Memphis games have gone over the projected point total 53.6 percent of the time over that same stretch.
Little Rock Trojans at Memphis Tigers Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Memphis, ATS Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Trojans rank 103rd in three pointers allowed per game (20.0) while the Tigers rank 252nd (22.9).
- Little Rock ranks 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Memphis ranks 241st (4.2).
- The Tigers rank 46th in assists per game (15.6) while the Trojans rank 248th (12.0).
- Little Rock ranks 34th in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while Memphis ranks 219th (36.4).